VBA to Convert Text from Lower to Uppercase

We know how to convert lowercase text to uppercase text on worksheet but how do we convert lowercase to uppercase using VBA? While automating the process, you might get the need to convert the text on the sheet to uppercase.

On the worksheet, we use the UPPER function to lowercase to uppecase. In VBA, we have a similar function. The name is the function is UCase. UCase stands for UpperCase.

Syntax of UCase Function:


Here string  can be a hard code string or a reference to the string.

So now that we know about the function that can be used to change lowercase letters to uppercase string, let's use it in a practical example.

Convert All Text On A Sheet to Uppercase

Here we have a simple task to convert all text of a given sheet in a workbook to uppercase. L

To get the code for converting text into upper case letters; we need to follow the steps below to launch VB editor

  • Click on the Developer tab
  • From Code group, select Visual Basic



Copy the below code to worksheet module (not a normal module).

Sub UpperCaseCode1()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim Rng As Range
Dim c As Range
On Error Resume Next
Set Rng = Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants, 2)
For Each c In Rng
c.Value = UCase(c.Value)
Next c
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub


How does it work?

The above code is written in the sheet1 module. The above code will convert all the text on the sheet1 to uppercase.

The main lines in the above code are:

Set Rng = Cells.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants, 2)
For Each c In Rng
c.Value = UCase(c.Value)
Next c

Here we use SpecialCells function of Cells class and pass the arguments xlCellTypeConstants. It returns an enumeration of cells and ranges that contain constants.

Next we use the for loop to iterate over each cell in enumeration. Next we change that cell value using UCase function.

Here the statement  c.Value = UCase(c.Value) updates the values in each cell with uppercase text.

Example 2: Convert Text of Column A to Uppercase.

In this example, we have the task of converting text column A only. You may want to do this when specific columns contains special text that needs to be in uppercase only.

Sub UpperCaseCode2()
 Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim cell As Range
For Each cell In Range("$A$1:" & Range("$A$1").SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Address)
If Len(cell) > 0 Then cell = UCase(cell)
Next cell
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub



The code is almost the same as the previous example. The only change we have is these lines:

For Each cell In Range("$A$1:" & Range("$A$1").SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Address)
If Len(cell) > 0 Then cell = UCase(cell)
Next cell

Here we create a dynamic range using the line Range("$A$1:" & Range("$A$1").SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Address). This line creates a range starting from cell A1 to the last cell that contains any value in columna A.

Then we iterate through each cell and update it with uppercase strings of itself.

You can download the file below.

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Download - VBA To Convert Text From Lower To Uppercase - xlsm

So yeah guys, this is how you can update lowercase text to uppercase text. I hope I was explanatory enough. If  you have any doubts regarding this article or any other VBA related query. Ask me in the comments section below.

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