Does anyone know of a way to capitalize the first letter of each word in a field in an attribute table? I am doing this in QGIS. I know of field calculations to change all the words to Lower or Upper, but I would like to be able to have the first letter Capitalized of each word, and the remaining letters lower cased. I know how to do this manually, but I am looking for an automated way. Similar to the Proper command in Excel.


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The feature is already integrated at Qgis.

The following screen shot is from version QGis 1.9-Master, but most probably exists in previous versions as well.

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  • I am using 1.8.0 and it is not available. Apr 15, 2013 at 8:53

Using the python field calculator:


You should be able to us the .title() method on your strings:



Assuming the attribute field you want to change is "FIELD", the sintax to use is:

value = <FIELD>.title()
  • Thank you, this seems to be on the right track, but I am a little confused with the syntax. From reading the links and others, I assumed it would be: value = str.Title( <BLD_NAME> ) but that gives a syntax error. Is there something else I need to add before str? Apr 15, 2013 at 9:01
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    Take a look into my Edit, in your especific case, it will be: value = <BLD_NAME>.title() Notice that Python is case sensitive. Also, title() is not a function but a method of the class string, that's why the syntax is string.title() Apr 15, 2013 at 10:23

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