The CEIL() function is used to calculate value of a given expression rounded up to the nearest integer.
Here is the syntax of the CEIL() function.
Assume that there is a file named math.txt in the HDFS directory /pig_data/. This file contains integer and floating point values as shown below.
5 16 9 2.5 5.9 3.1
And, we have loaded this file into Pig with a relation named math_data as shown below.
grunt> math_data = LOAD 'hdfs://localhost:9000/pig_data/math.txt' USING PigStorage(',') as (data:float);
Let us now calculate the ceil values of the contents of the math.txt file using CEIL() function as shown below.
grunt> ceil_data = foreach math_data generate (data), CEIL(data);
The above statement stores the result in the relation named ceil_data. Verify the contents of the relation using the Dump operator as shown below.
grunt> Dump ceil_data; (5.0,5.0) (16.0,16.0) (9.0,9.0) (2.5,3.0) (5.9,6.0) (3.1,4.0)