VBA - Excel Drop csv file

Hi

I'm trying to upload a CSV file inside an EXCEL just by doing sort of a drag and drop action.

I would drag the csv file in a TextBox inside an Excel file and it would automatically convert text to column in the excel flle as TEXT format.

The thing is that in the CSV file, i can get values like: 0001 for example. when it will be transferred in the excel file, it still need to show 0001.

This is the excel file with drop box:
drop-box-option.jpg
Once dragged in, the result would be:
drag-and-drop-result.jpg

Is that possible to do? the csv file can get multiple rows also.
How can i do that?

I'm joining the 2 files in attachment.

Thanks for your help.
cvs-data-set.csv
Drop-box-form.xlsm
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Wilder1626Asked:
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Wilder1626Author Commented:
So far, what i did was to use the FileDialog. But when it paste in D4, it converts the data in general and not text, and because of that, i'M loosing the leading ZEROs .

So far, still not working the way i would like to have it.

  Dim fStr As String

    With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
        .Show
        If .SelectedItems.Count = 0 Then
            MsgBox "Cancel Selected"
            Exit Sub
        End If
        'fStr is the file path and name of the file you selected.
        fStr = .SelectedItems(1)
    End With

    With ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1").QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
    "TEXT;" & fStr, Destination:=Range("$D$4"))
        .Name = "CAPTURE"
        .FieldNames = True
        .RowNumbers = False
        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
        .PreserveFormatting = True
        .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
        .SavePassword = False
        .SaveData = True
        .AdjustColumnWidth = False
        .RefreshPeriod = 0
        .TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
        .TextFilePlatform = 437
        .TextFileStartRow = 1
        .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
        .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
        .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
        .TextFileTabDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
        .TextFileCommaDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
        .TextFileOtherDelimiter = False
        .TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1)
        .TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False

    End With

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Rgonzo1971Commented:
Hi,

to keep the text you have to use 2 instead of 1 in the .TextFileColumnDataTypes Array
2 equals xlTextFormat

Regards
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aikimarkCommented:
It also helps to format the columns as text before you put any data into them.
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Wilder1626Author Commented:
Perfect now it works. But my main goal is really to be able to drag the csv file into the excel file so that it convert automatically.

Is that possible?
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aikimarkCommented:
I don't see any drag/drop related events for worksheets or workbooks.  If this can be done, I would expect that you will need to drop some control on your Excel worksheet that does have a drop event.
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Rgonzo1971Commented:
the problem is if you drop a csv in Excel it will automatically open but not with your requirements
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Wilder1626Author Commented:
Thanks for your help. i will continue to upload the csv manually.
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