I have a table Vendors that contains a column VendorContactFname, which is written in lowercase.

I want to capitalize only its first letter. I am thinking of concatenating an Upper on the first letter to the left, with all other remaining letters to its right in their original lower case, i.e., with the substring:

Upper(Left(VendorContactFname,1) ) + 
Substring('VendorContactFName',2, Len('contactFname')-1 ) 

Is there a better way to do this?


1 Answer 1


Another way is to use STUFF to replace the first character directly:

-- Demo
        1, 1,
        UPPER(LEFT(O.name, 1))
FROM sys.objects AS O;

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