LOWER function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the LOWER function in Microsoft Excel.

Description

Converts all uppercase letters in a text string to lowercase.

Syntax

LOWER(text)

The LOWER function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Text    Required. The text you want to convert to lowercase. LOWER does not change characters in text that are not letters.

Example

Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

Data

E. E. Cummings

Apt. 2B

Formula

Description

Result

=LOWER(A2)

Lower case of first string (e. e. cummings)

e. e. cummings

=LOWER(A3)

Lower case of last string (apt. 2b)

apt. 2b

Applies To: Excel 2016 Preview, Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel 2013, Excel Online, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, Excel 2007



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