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Convert Text to Uppercase in Google Sheets: A Guide

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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Google Sheets
April 15, 2024

To change lowercase to uppercase in Google Sheets, use the '=UPPER(text)' function for specific strings or cells, or combine it with '=ArrayFormula(UPPER(A2:A9))' for entire columns. For more complex conversions or to avoid formulas, consider add-ons like Power Tools or use Google Docs as a workaround.

This guide simplifies text transformation in Google Sheets, enhancing your data management efficiency.

Enhance your Google Sheets productivity by automating text conversion tasks with Bardeen.

How to Change Lowercase to Uppercase in Google Sheets

Converting text from lowercase to uppercase in Google Sheets is a common task that can be accomplished through various methods, including built-in functions, Google Docs, and add-ons. This guide will walk you through the steps to efficiently transform your text to uppercase within Google Sheets.

Google Sheets Uppercase

To convert text to uppercase directly in Google Sheets, you can use the UPPER function. This function transforms all letters in a specified string to uppercase. The basic syntax for the UPPER function is:


Where "text" is the string or the cell reference containing the text you want to convert to uppercase. For example, if you have a text in cell A1 that you want to convert to uppercase, you would use:


If you want to apply this to an entire column, you can use the ArrayFormula function in combination with UPPER to convert all text in a column to uppercase at once:

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Change Uppercase to Lowercase in Google Sheets

Similarly, if you need to convert text from uppercase to lowercase, Google Sheets provides the LOWER function. The syntax for the LOWER function is:


Just like with the UPPER function, you can use LOWER with a single cell reference or combine it with ArrayFormula to apply the conversion to an entire column:


Google Sheets Convert to Uppercase

For more complex case conversions, such as Sentence case or toggling between uppercase and lowercase, you might need to use a combination of functions or resort to add-ons. However, for straightforward conversions to uppercase, the UPPER function is your go-to solution within Google Sheets.

Additional Methods

If you're looking for a way to change text case without using formulas, Google Sheets offers add-ons like Power Tools. This add-on provides a simple interface to change the case of selected text to uppercase, lowercase, Sentence case, and more, without the need for formulas. After installing the add-on, you can select the text, choose the desired case conversion, and apply it directly.

Another workaround involves using Google Docs to change the case of your text. You can copy the text from Google Sheets, paste it into a Google Docs document, use the Docs' text case conversion feature under Format > Text > Capitalization, and then copy and paste the converted text back into Sheets. This method is less efficient but can be useful if you're already working with both applications.

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Automate Your Google Sheets with Bardeen Enhancements

While manually converting text from lower case to upper case in Google Sheets is straightforward using the UPPER function, automating this process can significantly enhance your productivity, especially when dealing with large datasets. Automation tools like Bardeen offer powerful integrations with Google Sheets to streamline repetitive tasks, ensuring data consistency and saving valuable time.

Here are some examples of automations that can be leveraged within Google Sheets using Bardeen:

  1. Copy a newly created Asana task to Google Sheets: This automation ensures that every new task created in Asana is automatically added to your Google Sheets, keeping your project tracking up-to-date.
  2. Copy all Github issues to Google Sheets: Automatically transfer all your GitHub issues into a Google Sheet, organizing bug and feature requests to streamline your workflow.
  3. Copy records from SmartSuite to Google Sheets: Seamlessly transfer records from SmartSuite into Google Sheets, making data management more efficient for reporting, analysis, and team collaboration.

Embrace automation with Bardeen to enhance your Google Sheets experience and focus on what truly matters. Start by downloading the Bardeen app.

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