Oracle / PLSQL: INITCAP Function

This article is written about how to use the Oracle/PLSQL INITCAP function with syntax and examples.


The Oracle/PLSQL INITCAP function sets the first character in each word to uppercase and the rest to lowercase.


The syntax for the INITCAP function in Oracle/PLSQL is:

INITCAP( string1 )

Parameters or Arguments


The string argument whose first character in each word will be converted to uppercase and all remaining characters converted to lowercase.


The INITCAP function returns a string value.

Applies To

The INITCAP function can be used in the following versions of Oracle/PLSQL:

Oracle 12c, Oracle 11g, Oracle 10g, Oracle 9i, Oracle 8i


Let’s look at some Oracle INITCAP function examples and explore how to use the INITCAP function in Oracle/PLSQL.

For example:

INITCAP('tech on the net');
Result: 'Tech On The Net'

Result: 'George Burns'