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MS Excel: UPPER Function (WS)

Learn how to use the Excel UPPER function with syntax and examples.


The Microsoft Excel UPPER function allows you to convert text to all uppercase.


The syntax for the Microsoft Excel UPPER function is:

UPPER( text )

Parameters or Arguments

text is the string that you wish to convert to uppercase.

Applies To

The UPPER function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

  • Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

Type of Excel Function

The UPPER function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

  • Worksheet function (WS)

Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel UPPER function examples and explore how to use the UPPER function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

Microsoft Excel

Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel UPPER examples would return:

=UPPER(A1) would return "ALPHABET SOUP"
=UPPER(A2) would return "TECHONTHENET.COM"
=UPPER("Excel") would return "EXCEL"
=UPPER("123abc") would return "123ABC"