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Excel CONCATENATE or TEXT function to retain specific # formating

Hello all, I am trying to combine 2 cells to create a generic ID but I am having trouble finding the correct formula to retain the appropriate formatting. Cell D2 = 0.2500 Cell E2 = SA516-70 The desired result is 0.2500_SA516-70 I have tried =TEXT(D3,"#.####")&"_"&E3 as well as =CONCATENATE(D3,"_",E3) but neither retains the number formatting for cell D2 Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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