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MakeUppercase ( text )

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Mark Mann, AG Edwards
http://www.briandunning.com

Replaces lowercase text input with uppercase letters.

Sample Input:
bob
Larry
hEnRy
Sample Output:
BOB
LARRY
HENRY


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Description:

Forces the input text into true uppercase lettering as opposed to just formatting the field with a the uppercase style which may be lost during data export.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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I find MakeUppercase() to be a bit static, is there a way to do this conversion based on ASCII or Unicode values?

Gjermund Gusland Thorsen, Norway
January 09, 2009 3:55am

And preforably inside a loop that is, that way different character sets could have different ranges.

Gjermund Gusland Thorsen, Norway
January 09, 2009 3:56am

Am I missing something here? Couldn't you just use FileMaker's "Upper" function and skip all the substitutions? There's no point to this cf.

John Yaya, L.A.
September 11, 2009 12:15pm

Upper() just applies a format that displays the text in upper case. Like bold or italic. When you export the text, you loose the formatting and the text reverts to however you typed it in. Depressing when you have a LOT of stuff that you used for a long time using Upper().

Dan Heinze, Portland/OR
April 19, 2012 4:32pm

Upper() works just fine for exporting. TextStyleAdd( text ; Uppercase ) exhibits the behavior you describe, but not Upper(). This is a redundant custom function with Upper().

DJ, NM
March 21, 2014 11:50am

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