Terminology is critical in IT, where similar terms may mean very different things. Your term
is, I assume, actually UPPER CASE (all capital letters as opposed to lower case which has no capital letters). Assuming you're using some version of Enterprise COBOL (which has been avalable since September 2002), you can use intrinsic FUNCTION LOWER-CASE to convert a variable to all lower case without needing INSPECT (or "ISPECT" sic).
And the more detail you give in your post, the better the help can be. Since you didn't mention anything about upper case or lower case in your original post, there's no way we could read your mind and figure out that was your true question.