The `floor()`

function returns the largest integer that is less than or equal to its argument.

`floor(number) number.floor()`

In other words, `floor()`

rounds a non-whole number to the next smallest integer. When used on an integer, it will return that integer.

## Example Formulas

```
floor(4.2) /* Output: 4 */
3.845.floor() /* Output: 3 */
floor(4) /* Output: 4 */
```

### Negative Values

It’s worth noting that `floor()`

rounds “downward towards negative infinity”, while its counterpart, ceil, rounds “upward towards positive infinity”

When a negative value is passed as `floor()`

‘s argument, you’ll still get a smaller value.

```
floor(-3.7) /* Output: -4 */
```

`floor()`

*does not* round “towards zero”, and ceil does not round “away from zero”.

In JavaScript, the Math.trunc function rounds “towards” zero. It simply removes all decimal values from a non-whole number – e.g. `Math.trunc(3.7) == 3`

and `Math.trunc(-3.7) == -3`

.

Notion does not have a `trunc()`

function, but you can create one using an if-then statement:

```
/* Assume a number property exists called Num */
prop("Num") >= 0 ? prop("Num").floor() : prop("Num").ceil()
```

## Example Database

As stated above, Notion does not currently provide a `trunc()`

function.

The example database below provides a working example of a `trunc()`

polyfill (a.k.a. custom code that replicates the functionality of a missing function), which uses both `floor()`

and ceil.

Floor and ceiling values are also provided for reference.

### View and Duplicate Database

### “Trunc” Property Formula

```
/* Written with ternary operator (? and :) */
prop("Num") >= 0
? floor(prop("Num"))
: ceil(prop("Num"))
/* Written with if() */
if(
prop("Num") >= 0,
floor(
prop("Num")
),
ceil(
prop("Num")
)
)
```

A proper `trunc()`

function (which does not exist in Notion) would simply chop all of the digits after the decimal off of a number and return the integer.

To create an effective polyfill for this function, we must first determine if our input number is positive or negative. We do this with `prop("Num") >= 0`

, though the same could be accomplished with the sign function: `sign(prop("Num")) == 1`

If the input number is positive, we pass it as an argument to `floor()`

.

If it is negative, we must instead pass it as an argument to ceil.

You can check this in the example table above by comparing the output in the **Trunc** column to that of the **Floor** and **Ceil** columns.