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Use a regexFilter to filter table content


import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.event.ActionEvent;
import java.awt.event.ActionListener;
import java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException;

import javax.swing.JButton;
import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JLabel;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.JTextField;
import javax.swing.RowFilter;
import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;
import javax.swing.table.TableModel;
import javax.swing.table.TableRowSorter;

public class Main {
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    JFrame frame = new JFrame("Sorting JTable");
    MyTableModel model = new MyTableModel();
    JTable table = new JTable(model);
    final TableRowSorter<TableModel> sorter = new TableRowSorter<TableModel>(model);
    JScrollPane pane = new JScrollPane(table);
    frame.add(pane, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    JPanel panel = new JPanel(new BorderLayout());
    JLabel label = new JLabel("Filter");
    panel.add(label, BorderLayout.WEST);
    final JTextField filterText = new JTextField("Y");
    panel.add(filterText, BorderLayout.CENTER);
    frame.add(panel, BorderLayout.NORTH);
    JButton button = new JButton("Filter");
    button.addActionListener(new ActionListener() {
      public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
        String text = filterText.getText();
        try {
        } catch (PatternSyntaxException pse) {
          System.err.println("Bad regex pattern");
    frame.add(button, BorderLayout.SOUTH);
    frame.setSize(300, 250);

class MyTableModel extends DefaultTableModel {
  Object rows[][] = { { "A", "A", 1 }, { "E", "E", 4 }, { "Y", "Y", 3 } };

  String columns[] = { "Symbol", "Name", "Price" };

  public Class getColumnClass(int column) {
    Class returnValue;
    if ((column >= 0) && (column < getColumnCount())) {
      returnValue = getValueAt(0, column).getClass();
    } else {
      returnValue = Object.class;
    return returnValue;


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