Re: JTable and adding rows to the table

Eric Sosman <esosman@acm-dot-org.invalid>
Wed, 21 Feb 2007 17:10:17 -0500
MikeB wrote:

Hi, I'm trying to put data into a JTable, but I can't find a way to
increase the number of rows in the table dynamically (or during run-

This might be because I created the table using Netbeans and netbeans
allow me to model the table. In this model I entered the initial
number of rows, but I can't increase them. For now it is not a huge
problem, as I can only use 9 rows at most, but I'd like to know how to
do this.

     My (limited) experience is that doing almost anything
interesting with a JTable requires you to write a customized
TableModel. The simple models constructed by default are,
well, too simple to be of much use beyond static presentation
of unchanging data.

     Write your TableModel (extending AbstractTableModel),
and then tell NetBeans to use an instance of that model for
your JTable. To add a row, first make adjustments to the
model and then call fireTableRowsInserted (or one of the
other event-notification methods) to alert the JTable to
the change. The tricky thing to get your mind around is that
you don't change the JTable directly: change the TableModel
and then tell the JTable to change itself.

Eric Sosman

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