**Excel ROUNDUP Function (Table of Content)**

## ROUNDUP in Excel

The roundup function, like any other function, is used for rounding up the number after the decimal, but the important thing about this function is it also allows users to choose after how many digits numbers could be rounded up. We can either retain any number of digits after the decimal or else we can completely round off the selected numbers. We can use positive or negative sign with num_digit to use move decimal right or left side.

### Uses of ROUNDUP Function

The ROUNDUP Function rounds a number up to a given number of decimal places. This function rounds a number up, away from zero. You might confuse in between the ROUND Function and ROUNDUP Function. Both functions round the number, but there is a slight difference in between.

The ROUND function can round to the right or left of the decimal point. Whereas the ROUNDUP function always rounds numbers 1-9 up. We will understand this in more detail in the Examples section.

ROUNDUP Function is a built-in function in excel, and it falls under the Math & Trig category function. This function is also known as a Worksheet function in excel. As a worksheet function, this function can be entered as part of a formula in a cell.

**ROUNDUP Formula in Excel:**

Below is the ROUNDUP Formula:

Where the supplied arguments are:

**Number –**The number that needs to be round up.**Num_digits –**The number of digits to which the number should be rounded up.

As a worksheet function, the ROUNDUP function can be entered as a part of the formula in excel.

### Where is ROUNDUP Function Listed in Excel?

The ROUNDUP function is a built-in function in excel; thus, it can be found under the FORMULAS tab. Please follow the below steps:

- Click on the FORMULAS tab.

- Select the MATH & Trig options. It will open a drop-down list of functions.

- Select the ROUNDUP Function from the drop-down list.

- It will open a dialog box for Function arguments.

- Enter the value in the Number field that you want to round up.

- Enter the value in Num_digits, the number of digits to which you want to round.

### How to Use the ROUNDUP Function in Excel?

This ROUNDUP Function is very easy to use. Let us now see how to use the ROUNDUP function in Excel with the help of some examples.

#### Example #1

We have given the below dataset, and we need to round the numbers.

Here, we will apply both the ROUND Function and ROUNDUP function on the above data so that we can understand the difference in workings of both the functions.

Apply the ROUNDUP Formula for the above values:

The Result is:

Drag & drop this formula for the rest values, and the final result is shown below:

Below, we have applied the ROUND function to the same data

The Result is:

Drag & drop this formula for the rest values, and the final result is shown below:

Now below is the comparison between the ROUNDUP function and ROUND function results:

Now it will be much clear the difference between the ROUNDUP and ROUND function.

#### Example #2

Let’s take the below numbers to round:

Apply the ROUNDUP function to the above data.

The Result is:

Drag & drop this formula for the rest data, and the final result is shown below:

#### Example #3

Let’s consider another example.

Apply the ROUNDUP function on the above data like the below screenshot:

The Result is:

The final result is shown below:

### Things to Remember

- ROUNDUP function rounds the number 1-9 up.
- This function can round either to the left or right of the decimal point.
- If num_digits = 0, a number is rounded up to the nearest whole number.
- If num_digits greater than 0, a number is rounded up to the right of the decimal point.
- If num_digits less than 0, a number is rounded up to the left of the decimal point.

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