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Thread: TableRowSorter throws Exception

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    Default TableRowSorter throws Exception


    I created an application that use jtable to display 650 record from an excel file. And i added TableRowSorter for filtering and sorting the data. To use filtering i used jtextfield and jbutton, when the user write a keyword into a textfiled and press search button, it filters all rows and columns. This part works without any error. The code here:

    else if( e.getActionCommand().equals("Search")){
                String text = filterField.getText();
                if( text.trim().length() == 0) //if nothing entered to textfield return null
                    sorter.setRowFilter(RowFilter.regexFilter("(?i)" + text)); // "(?i)" makes search case-insensitive 

    Than, i want to get selected data from selected row and specific column( column = 0 ). I think the problem occured because of this code. I used this:

    public void valueChanged(ListSelectionEvent e) {
           selection = table.getValueAt(table.getSelectedRow(), 0);

    After i added this code, it works normally until i select any row from the table. If i don't select any row, it do filtering. But if i select any row from the table it throws an exception, and not filtering.

    The exception is :

    Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-0" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1
    	at javax.swing.DefaultRowSorter.convertRowIndexToModel(DefaultRowSorter.java:501)
    	at javax.swing.JTable.convertRowIndexToModel(JTable.java:2611)
    	at javax.swing.JTable.getValueAt(JTable.java:2686)
    	at deneme.valueChanged(deneme.java:299)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.fireValueChanged(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:167)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.fireValueChanged(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:147)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.fireValueChanged(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:194)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.changeSelection(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:388)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.changeSelection(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:398)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.removeSelectionIntervalImpl(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:559)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultListSelectionModel.clearSelection(DefaultListSelectionModel.java:403)
    	at javax.swing.JTable$SortManager.restoreSelection(JTable.java:4017)
    	at javax.swing.JTable$SortManager.processChange(JTable.java:3985)
    	at javax.swing.JTable.sortedTableChanged(JTable.java:4117)
    	at javax.swing.JTable.sorterChanged(JTable.java:3807)
    	at javax.swing.RowSorter.fireRowSorterChanged(RowSorter.java:323)
    	at javax.swing.RowSorter.fireRowSorterChanged(RowSorter.java:315)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultRowSorter.sort(DefaultRowSorter.java:595)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultRowSorter.setRowFilter(DefaultRowSorter.java:407)
    	at deneme.actionPerformed(deneme.java:337)
    	at javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:1995)
    	at javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(AbstractButton.java:2318)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(DefaultButtonModel.java:387)
    	at javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(DefaultButtonModel.java:242)
    	at javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(BasicButtonListener.java:236)
    	at java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Component.java:6288)
    	at javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(JComponent.java:3267)
    	at java.awt.Component.processEvent(Component.java:6053)
    	at java.awt.Container.processEvent(Container.java:2041)
    	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Component.java:4651)
    	at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2099)
    	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:4481)
    	at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Container.java:4577)
    	at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Container.java:4238)
    	at java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Container.java:4168)
    	at java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Container.java:2085)
    	at java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Window.java:2478)
    	at java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Component.java:4481)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(EventQueue.java:643)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue.access$000(EventQueue.java:84)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue$1.run(EventQueue.java:602)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue$1.run(EventQueue.java:600)
    	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    	at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(AccessControlContext.java:87)
    	at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(AccessControlContext.java:98)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue$2.run(EventQueue.java:616)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue$2.run(EventQueue.java:614)
    	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    	at java.security.AccessControlContext$1.doIntersectionPrivilege(AccessControlContext.java:87)
    	at java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(EventQueue.java:613)
    	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(EventDispatchThread.java:269)
    	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(EventDispatchThread.java:184)
    	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(EventDispatchThread.java:174)
    	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:169)
    	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEvents(EventDispatchThread.java:161)
    	at java.awt.EventDispatchThread.run(EventDispatchThread.java:122)

    I thought a solution: Before searching i tried to clear selection from the table, but it didn't work. I commented it in "Search" action, as you can see.

    The GUI looks like this:

    Edit: I forgot to give my table code

                MyDefaultTableModel tableModel = new MyDefaultTableModel(e.readRows(path),title);
                table = new JTable(tableModel);
                selectionModel = table.getSelectionModel(); 
                sorter = new TableRowSorter<TableModel>(table.getModel()); //this is for sorting and filtering

    import javax.swing.table.*;
    import javax.swing.*;
    import java.util.*;
    class MyDefaultTableModel extends DefaultTableModel {
        public MyDefaultTableModel(Object[][] data, Object[] columnNames) {  
            super(data, columnNames);
        //disable editing, default is true
        public boolean isCellEditable(int row, int col) {  
            return false;  

    Any suggestion to this problem ?

    EDIT 2: I solved the problem This is always happening, when you write some problems and than you see the solution
    The problem Reason : "getSelectedRow()" returns -1 if no row is selected. Than "table.getValueAt(table.getSelectedRow(), 0);" gives "java.lang. Arra yIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1". I simply put this:

    if(table.getSelectedRow() != -1)
                selection = table.getValueAt(table.getSelectedRow(), 0);
    Last edited by Onur; September 6th, 2011 at 03:54 AM.

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    Default Re: TableRowSorter throws Exception

    Thanks your post helped me a lot

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