Always round decimal up to whole number

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How do I set a formula to always round up to a whole number?

I am not sure if this is the right place but I am creating a fillable PDF that uses a lot of formulas. This specific formula needs to always round up to the next whole number. For example, if the formula comes back as 14.01 it would still need to round up to 15. Does anyone know if I need to do a custom validation script for this? Or how to do that?

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Since you're dividing by the value of a field you should use a custom calculation anyway, and it will also allow you to round the result.

Use this code instead:

var v1 = Number(this.getField("Text27").valueAsString);

var v2 = Number(this.getField("Text124").valueAsString);

if (v2==0) event.value = "";

else event.value = Math.ceil((v1/v2) + 1);

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Always round decimal up to whole number

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How do I set a formula to always round up to a whole number?

I am not sure if this is the right place but I am creating a fillable PDF that uses a lot of formulas. This specific formula needs to always round up to the next whole number. For example, if the formula comes back as 14.01 it would still need to round up to 15. Does anyone know if I need to do a custom validation script for this? Or how to do that?

Thank you!!!

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Correct answer by try67 | Most Valuable Participant

Since you're dividing by the value of a field you should use a custom calculation anyway, and it will also allow you to round the result.

Use this code instead:

var v1 = Number(this.getField("Text27").valueAsString);

var v2 = Number(this.getField("Text124").valueAsString);

if (v2==0) event.value = "";

else event.value = Math.ceil((v1/v2) + 1);

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Do you use a script for the calculation, or some other means?

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I use a simplified field notation:

(Text27/Text124) + 1

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Since you're dividing by the value of a field you should use a custom calculation anyway, and it will also allow you to round the result.

Use this code instead:

var v1 = Number(this.getField("Text27").valueAsString);

var v2 = Number(this.getField("Text124").valueAsString);

if (v2==0) event.value = "";

else event.value = Math.ceil((v1/v2) + 1);

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Ok that is really close!

For some reason, it rounds up to one more number than needed. For example, 7.63 rounds to 9.00 instead of 8 and 3.81 rounds up to 5.00 instead of 4. Any ideas on why?

Thanks for all your help!

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Nevermind, I was running the formula wrong. That should work! Thank you!!

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