Excel UPPER Function

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The Excel UPPER Function is listed under Microsoft Excel's Text Functions category. It returns the string after converting all the letters in the capital. In simple words, it converts a text string where all the letters you have are in capital letters, numbers will stay intact.

How to use it

To learn how to use the UPPER function in Excel, you need to understand its syntax and arguments:




  • text: The text which you want converts to uppercase.


  • Characters other than alphabets remain unchanged.
  • If the referred text contains an error it returns an error in the result.
  • You can also insert text string directly into the function by using double quotation marks.


To master the UPPER function we need to try it out in an example, so make sure to check out the below one:

In the below example, we have used the UPPER to convert name text to capital letters from the text in which characters are in different cases.

Related functions

This tutorial is the part of our Excel Functions with Examples (Function Guide) and below are some of the related functions:

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