converting lowercase to CAPS

JetEscamilla

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I have a lot of data in a spreadsheet that someone else has previously done. I am having to refernce it and in order to do this quickly I am using vlookup. The problem is that whoever did this did not put everything in CAPS, which is how engineers typically show text on plans, and I really dont want to have to re-type everthing. Is there a quick way I can get excell or vlookup to do this for me?
 

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Joe4

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Check out the UPPER function. In VBA, it is UCASE.
 

Richard Schollar

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Hi

You can use UPPER to convert text to all upper-case ie:

=UPPER(A1)

will return the text in A1 to all in uppercase (ie so "abcd" becomes "ABCD").

I believe VLOOKUP is case insensitive, however, so upper/lower shouldn't be giving you any problems on this score.

Richard
 

JetEscamilla

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Thanks the upper function was all I needed. I had no idea of that function. This will definatly prove useful.
 

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