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Hi I've tried to search the forum on this subject but kept coming up short on a good solution. If someone can tell me where to find this or help with an example that would be great.

I need to take a calculated field and round up to the next multiple of 10. This can be achieved in excel using the ceiling function - is there a similar function in WebFocus? An example of what I'm looking for is this:

Number = 123 Should round up to 130 - it does need to always round up to the next highest multiple of 10.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Kerry,

No dedicated function to my knowledge but you can always grow your own -

DEFINE FUNCTION CEILING(VALUE/D20)
CEILING/D20 = INT((VALUE / 10) + .95) * 10;
END
-* Now use it
TABLE FILE EMPDATA
PRINT COMPUTE BASENUM/D9 = ABS(RDNORM('D9') * 100);
COMPUTE NEWVAL/D9 = CEILING(BASENUM);
BY FIRSTNAME NOPRINT
ON TABLE SET PAGE NOLEAD
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
GRID=OFF, SIZE=11, FONT=ARIAL, $
ENDSTYLE
END

T

In FOCUS since 1986

WebFOCUS Server 8.2.01M, thru 8.2.07 on Windows Svr 2008 R2

WebFOCUS App Studio 8.2.06 standalone on Windows 10

Posts: 5694 | Location: United Kingdom | Registered: April 08, 2004

DEFINE FUNCTION CEILING(Number/D12.2, Significance/D12.2)
-*
-* Mimics Excel's CEILING function:
-* CEILING(number,significance)
-* Returns number rounded up, away from zero, to the nearest multiple of
-* significance. For example, if you want to avoid using pennies in your
-* prices and your product is priced at $4.42, use the formula
-* =CEILING(4.42,0.05) to round prices up to the nearest nickel.
-*
-* The Excel function requires the two argument to be of like sign. This WebFocus function definition
-* relaxes that requirement: The arguments may be of same or opposite sign, with a result equal to the first
-* argument, rounded away from zero to an integral multiple of the second argument.
-*
Multiple /D12 = INT( Number / Significance ) ;
Adjust /D12.2 = ( Multiple * Significance NE Number ) * ( ABS (Number) / Number );
CEILING /D12.2 =
IF (Significance EQ 0) THEN Number
ELSE (Multiple + Adjust) * Significance ;
END

Buiding on Tony's sample code, to illustrate how it handles positive/zero/negative values:

-DEFAULT &SIGNIF= 10
TABLE FILE EMPDATA
PRINT
FIRSTNAME
COMPUTE BASENUM/D20.4 =
IF LAST FIRSTNAME EQ ' ' THEN 0
ELSE ABS(RDNORM('D9') * 100) - 100;
COMPUTE NEWVAL/D20.4 = CEILING(BASENUM,&SIGNIF);
BY TOTAL HIGHEST NEWVAL SKIP-LINE NOPRINT
BY TOTAL HIGHEST BASENUM NOPRINT
ON TABLE SET PAGE NOLEAD
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
GRID=OFF, SIZE=11, FONT=ARIAL, $
ENDSTYLE
END

- Jack Gross WF through 8.1.05

Posts: 1925 | Location: NYC | In FOCUS since 1983 | Registered: January 11, 2005

No dedicated function to my knowledge but you can always grow your own -

DEFINE FUNCTION CEILING(VALUE/D20)
CEILING/D20 = INT((VALUE / 10) + .95) * 10;
END
-* Now use it
TABLE FILE EMPDATA
PRINT COMPUTE BASENUM/D9 = ABS(RDNORM('D9') * 100);
COMPUTE NEWVAL/D9 = CEILING(BASENUM);
BY FIRSTNAME NOPRINT
ON TABLE SET PAGE NOLEAD
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
GRID=OFF, SIZE=11, FONT=ARIAL, $
ENDSTYLE
END

T

Quoting an old one, I know... I'm not following why we want to divide and multiply by 10. This seems to do what I want:

-*CEILING(2.99) = 3
-*CEILING(2.01) = 3
DEFINE FUNCTION CEILING(VALUE/D20)
CEILING/D20 = INT(VALUE + 0.99);
END

Hey Folks, So I was doing a little more work with Mimics code up there. It is not treating negative numbers correctly. So I went ahead and modified it a bit, and I also created a FLOOR function. Both of these spit out the same values that excel spits out.

DEFINE FUNCTION CEILING(Number/D12.2, Significance/D12.2)
-* CEILING(81.46, 10) = 90
-* CEILING(-20.46, 10) = -20
Multiple /D12 = INT( Number / Significance ) ;
CEILING /D12.2 =
IF (Significance EQ 0) THEN Number
ELSE IF ( Number ) LT 0 THEN Multiple * Significance
ELSE IF ( Multiple * Significance EQ Number ) THEN Number
ELSE (Multiple + 1) * Significance ;
END
DEFINE FUNCTION FLOOR(Number/D12.2, Significance/D12.2)
-* FLOOR(82, 10) = 80
-* FLOOR(-22, 10) = -30
Multiple /D12 = INT( Number / Significance ) ;
FLOOR /D12.2 =
IF (Significance EQ 0) THEN Number
ELSE IF ( Multiple * Significance EQ Number ) THEN Number
ELSE IF ( Number ) LT 0 THEN (Multiple - 1)* Significance
ELSE Multiple * Significance ;
END
-DEFAULT &SIGNIF= 10
TABLE FILE EMPDATA
PRINT
FIRSTNAME
COMPUTE BASENUM/D20.4 =
IF LAST FIRSTNAME EQ ' ' THEN 0
ELSE ABS(RDNORM('D9') * 100) - 100;
COMPUTE CEILING_VAL/D20.4 = CEILING(BASENUM,&SIGNIF);
COMPUTE FLOOR_VAL/D20.4 = FLOOR(BASENUM,&SIGNIF);
BY TOTAL HIGHEST CEILING_VAL SKIP-LINE NOPRINT
BY TOTAL HIGHEST BASENUM NOPRINT
ON TABLE SET PAGE NOLEAD
ON TABLE SET HTMLCSS ON
ON TABLE SET STYLE *
GRID=OFF, SIZE=11, FONT=ARIAL, $
ENDSTYLE
END