How do I concatenate a 'masked' numeric value in Excel


I have a number cell with a Custom mask of 000, so for example, in cell A3 the value 45 is displayed as 045.
I now want to use that value in a concatenated formula, for example, ="INV"&A3
so that it is displayed as INV045 and not as INV45 as it does currently.

What do I need to add to this formula to display as required ?
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Hello Tocogroup

Try using =IF(A1>99,"INV"&A1,"INV0"&A1)

TocogroupAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys,
The TEXT solution works fine.
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