UPLUS
TheUPLUS
formula 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?  Examples of using
UPLUS
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Usage
Use the UPLUS
formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
 value (required):
The numeric value to be converted to a positive number.
Examples
Here are a few example use cases that explain how to use theUPLUS
formula 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.
Common Mistakes
UPLUS
not working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the UPLUS
Google Sheets Formula:
Using nonnumeric values
The UPLUS
formula can only be applied to numeric values. If a nonnumeric value is used, such as text or a boolean, an error will be returned.
Using unnecessary parentheses
The UPLUS
formula does not require parentheses around the value being operated on, and including them will result in an error.
Related Formulas
The following functions are similar to UPLUS
or are often used with it in a formula:

ABS
The
ABS
formula 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. 
SUMIF
The
SUMIF
formula 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. 
IFERROR
The
IFERROR
formula 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 userspecified 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.
Learn More
You can learn more about the UPLUS
Google Sheets function on Google Support.