# UPLUS

The `UPLUS` 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.

## Usage

Use the `UPLUS` formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:

Parameters:
1. 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 the `UPLUS` 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 non-numeric values

The `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

The `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:

• `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 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.