# Round a Decimal to two decimal places

How can I round an arbitrary Decimal to 2 decimal places (hundredths of a dollar)?

My first thought was to use the Math Functions ROUND(number, numDigits):

``````Decimal toRound = 3.14159265359;
Decimal rounded = Math.round(toRound, 2);
system.debug(rounded);
``````

But that produced the following compile error:

Compile error at line 2 column 19

Method does not exist or incorrect signature: Math.round(Decimal, Integer)

When I think of rounding I typically expect "Round half away from zero" tie-breaking behaviour. Maybe this isn't the best rounding approach to use with currency values? I would expect the following rounding:

• 1.004 to 1.00
• 1.005 to 1.01
• 1.014 to 1.01
• 1.015 to 1.02

The following works (to some degree), but seems a bit crude:

``````Decimal toRound = 3.14159265359;
Decimal rounded = Math.round(toRound * 100) / 100.0;
system.debug(rounded);
``````
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I don't think it gets more concise than this:

``````Decimal toround = 3.14159265;
Decimal rounded = toround.setScale(2);
system.debug(rounded);
``````

What's nice about this one is you can use the setScale overload that lets you specify the rounding mode you want to use.

``````Decimal toround = 3.14159265;
Decimal rounded = toRound.setScale(2, RoundingMode.HALF_UP);
system.debug(rounded);
``````

In this case - I think you'll want the HALF_UP rounding mode. It's the traditional round to nearest, but round .5 up.

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That does seem to be the common rounding method. Is there a rounding mode that would round 1.005 to 1.01 and 1.015 to 1.02? As in round half away from zero? – Daniel Ballinger Aug 29 '12 at 0:10
Perfect, thanks. I've made an edit to include an example specifying the rounding mode as the web documentation doesn't. – Daniel Ballinger Aug 29 '12 at 0:28
The code above, with HALF_UP specified, produces those results. – kibitzer Aug 29 '12 at 8:09