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Thread: Reading Data in JTable

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    Default Reading Data in JTable

    As the title suggests I am trying to read the data that is dynamically entered by the user. This is my first time using JTables.

    This is how I am reading the data:
    public void readData() {
    		for(int i=0; i < rows.length; i++) {
    			for (int j=0; j < 7; j++) {

    I think what my problem is here is that the rows array is not being updated as a user inputs information. I've tried implementing TableModelListener but when I do it returns an error when I add more rows to the table.

    Here is the code
    package sycorp.iface;
    import java.awt.Container;
    import java.awt.Dimension;
    import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
    import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
    import java.util.Vector;
    import javax.swing.*;
    import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;
    public class Gui extends JPanel implements ActionListener {
    	// Declare JFrame
    	private JFrame f = new JFrame("Table Test");
    	// Declare Menus
    	private JMenuBar mb = new JMenuBar();
    	private JMenu muFile = new JMenu("File");
    	private JMenuItem muItemClose = new JMenuItem("Close");
    	// Declare Buttons
    	private JButton addNew = new JButton("Add New");
    	private JButton read = new JButton("Read Data");
    	// Table
    	private String columns[] = {"Make", "Model", "Year", "Miles", "Condition", "Price", "Notes"};
    	private String rows[][] = {{}};
    	private JTable jt = new JTable(rows, columns);
    	// Declare Panels
    	private JScrollPane dataPane = new JScrollPane(jt);
    	public Gui() {
    		f.setJMenuBar(mb); // Add the menu bar to the JFrame
    		jt.setPreferredScrollableViewportSize(new Dimension(865, 600)); // Set the Deminsions of the table
    		jt.setFillsViewportHeight(true); // Set it to the correct height
    		jt.setModel(new DefaultTableModel(rows, columns));
    		// File Menu
    		mb.add(muFile); // Add the file menu to the menu bar
    		muFile.add(muItemClose); // Add the close options to the file menu
    		// Button
    		// Add Action Listener
    		muItemClose.addActionListener(this); // Add action listener to muItemClose
    		addNew.addActionListener(this); // Add action listener to addNew button
    		read.addActionListener(this); // Add action listener to remove button
    		// Set Action Command
    		muItemClose.setActionCommand("close"); // Set command for muItemClose
    		addNew.setActionCommand("addNew"); // Set command for addNew button
    		read.setActionCommand("read"); // set command for remove button
    	public void launchFrame() {
    		try {
    			UIManager.setLookAndFeel(UIManager.getSystemLookAndFeelClassName()); // Set the theme
    			Container pane = f.getContentPane(); // Create the frame
    			pane.add(dataPane);  // Add the pane
    			f.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOSE); // Set close operation
    			f.setVisible(true); // Make it visible
    			f.setResizable(true); // Make it resizable
    			f.setSize(865, 600); // Set the default size
    		} catch (ClassNotFoundException e) {
    		} catch (InstantiationException e) {
    		} catch (IllegalAccessException e) {
    		} catch (UnsupportedLookAndFeelException e) {
    	public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
    		String cmd = e.getActionCommand();
    		switch(cmd) {
    			case "close":
    			case "addNew":
    			case "read":
    	public void newRow() {
    		((DefaultTableModel) jt.getModel()).addRow(new Vector(6));
    	public void readData() {
    		for(int i=0; i < rows.length; i++) {
    			for (int j=0; j < 7; j++) {
    	public void messageBox(String msg) {
    		JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(f, msg);
    	public String inputBox(String msg) {
    		return null;

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    Default Re: Reading Data in JTable

    What error are you seeing when you try to use a TableModelListener? I don't see any code posted above where you try to use this. Can you post this attempt, and the errors that you see?

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