UPLUSformula is an operator that takes a single numeric value as input and returns that value as a positive number. It is commonly used to convert negative values to positive values.
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UPLUS formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- value (required):
The numeric value to be converted to a positive number.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
UPLUSformula in Google Sheets.
Convert negative values to positive values
If you have a column of numbers that could contain negative values, you can use the
UPLUS formula to convert all negative values to positive values. This can be useful for calculating averages or sums of the column without negative values affecting the result.
Ensure a positive result for a formula
If you have a formula that could potentially result in a negative number, you can use the
UPLUS formula to ensure that the result is always positive. This can be useful for financial calculations or other scenarios where negative values are not meaningful.
UPLUSnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
UPLUSGoogle Sheets Formula:
Using non-numeric values
UPLUS formula can only be applied to numeric values. If a non-numeric value is used, such as text or a boolean, an error will be returned.
Using unnecessary parentheses
UPLUS formula does not require parentheses around the value being operated on, and including them will result in an error.
The following functions are similar to
UPLUS or are often used with it in a formula:
ABSformula returns the absolute value of a number. The absolute value of a number is the distance between the number and zero on a number line, regardless of whether the number is negative or positive. It is commonly used to convert negative numbers to positive numbers or to ignore the negative sign of a number in calculations.
SUMIFformula is used to add up values in a range that meet a specific criterion. It can be used to sum values based on text, numbers, or dates. The formula is most commonly used in financial analysis, budgeting, and data analysis.
IFERRORformula is used to check whether a specified value results in an error or not. If the value results in an error, then it returns a user-specified value instead of the error. This function is commonly used to prevent errors from breaking a formula or to replace error messages with custom messages.
You can learn more about the
UPLUS Google Sheets function on Google Support.