Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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Returns a character expression with lowercase character data converted to uppercase.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.
The following example uses the UPPER and RTRIM functions to return the last name of people in the Person table in the AdventureWorks2012 database so that it is uppercase, trimmed, and concatenated with the first name.
SELECT UPPER(RTRIM(LastName)) + ', ' + FirstName AS Name FROM Person.Person ORDER BY LastName; GO