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This is my first question here and I'm sure it's ridiculously simple. But I have Googled and no luck.

I am trying to make a tool in ArcToolbox using a Python script so users can input a street and lot number and it will zoom to the correct location/s in the cadastre. It's working but I have to type the name of the street in upper case in the toolbox and I'd like it work for uppercase or lower.

I assume I should use something like .upper() but I don't know where to put it. I've tried and failed in a few places.

Here's my snippet:

RoadName = "'" + arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) + "'" 
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up vote 8 down vote accepted

This should work:

RoadName = "'" + arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0).upper() + "'" 

You can also use the string module:

import string
RoadName = "'" + string.upper(arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)) + "'"
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Great, I tried them both in my script and either one works perfectly. Many thanks. –  Rosie Oct 16 '12 at 5:56

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