## Rounding to the Nearest 5, but making 5 come back as 5 instead of 10

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Hi,

I used the following script:

`Math.ceil(N / 5) * 5;`

But it's not quite giving me what I want. For instance "5" returns "10", but I need it to return "5"

I need it to look like the following:

0.01 - 5.00 = 5

5.01 - 10.00 = 10

10.01 - 15.00 = 15

15.01 - 20.00 = 20

Using the script below gives you the results that you're looking with any of the values in those ranges.

I may be wrong, but is working on my end.

``````var f = Math.ceil(event.target.value / 5) * 5;

event.value = util.printf("%.0f", f);``````
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## Rounding to the Nearest 5, but making 5 come back as 5 instead of 10

Community Beginner ,
Sep 16, 2020

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Hi,

I used the following script:

`Math.ceil(N / 5) * 5;`

But it's not quite giving me what I want. For instance "5" returns "10", but I need it to return "5"

I need it to look like the following:

0.01 - 5.00 = 5

5.01 - 10.00 = 10

10.01 - 15.00 = 15

15.01 - 20.00 = 20

Using the script below gives you the results that you're looking with any of the values in those ranges.

I may be wrong, but is working on my end.

``````var f = Math.ceil(event.target.value / 5) * 5;

event.value = util.printf("%.0f", f);``````
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Whit that calculation they all will return 5.

To get results you want, you need something like this: Math.ceil(N/5)*X , X being field where you input first value (0.01, 5.01. 10.01...etc)

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Basically, I'm trying to round up to the nearest 5, but when the info is 5, I want it to stay at 5 and not round up to 10.

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So those are range and not substractions, In that case your code should work fine, there must be something else in your file. Check field calculation order maybe.

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Please define what you're trying to do.

You said that you're using a custom calculation script. Based on what you posted your rounding up a number that is divided by 5, then you multply that result by 5.

Then in the examples below you're using substraction. And not only that is a subsctraction but you're also substracting a larger number from a smaller number; the larger number also has a negative value.  So you're ccreating a confusion here.

If all you need is to avoid the zeroes appearing to the right of the decimal point use the utilprintf() method and if you don't want anything to be rounded up , nand all you want is to truncate a number that has decimal value then use the toFixed() method.

For the util.printf() method you should use Something like this:

``event.value = util.printf("%.0f", event.target.value);``

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Sorry, the lower values are not a subtraction, but a range. I need all numbers between 0.01 to 5.00 to return the value of "5"

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What does you get when you use N / 5

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It doesn't round to the nearest 5 at all.

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So you get 2 for 5.0 / 5 ?

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Something's wrong there. This formula returns 5:

Math.ceil(5.0/5)*5

Are the values in those fields calculated? If so, they might not be what you think they are...

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Yes, they are calculated, and I wondered if the calculation was throwing it off, but the formula that ls_rbls gave below works perfectly. 🙂

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Using the script below gives you the results that you're looking with any of the values in those ranges.

I may be wrong, but is working on my end.

``````var f = Math.ceil(event.target.value / 5) * 5;

event.value = util.printf("%.0f", f);``````

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This is a custom calucation script .

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That worked perfectly! When you say 'custom calculation script'... what do you mean?

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I meant that you run it in the custom calculation script section of the field where you want this event to happen.

I specified that just in case you were also trying to attempt to run it as a custom key stroke script, validation script , or even as a mouse-up action. Sometimes us users make that mistake and try to execute the scripts in the wrong place.

I am happy to read that it help.

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