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Sample Sorting Table Model
import java.awt.BorderLayout;
import java.awt.GridLayout;

import javax.swing.JFrame;
import javax.swing.JPanel;
import javax.swing.JScrollPane;
import javax.swing.JTable;
import javax.swing.event.TableModelEvent;
import javax.swing.event.TableModelListener;
import javax.swing.table.AbstractTableModel;
import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;
import javax.swing.table.TableModel;

class SampleSortingTableModel extends AbstractTableModel implements TableModelListener {
  protected TableModel base;

  protected int sortColumn;

  protected int[] row;

  public SampleSortingTableModel(TableModel tm, int sortColumn) {
    this.base = tm;
    this.sortColumn = sortColumn;

  public Class getColumnClass(int c) {
    return base.getColumnClass(c);

  public int getColumnCount() {
    return base.getColumnCount();

  public String getColumnName(int c) {
    return base.getColumnName(c);

  public int getRowCount() {
    return base.getRowCount();

  public Object getValueAt(int r, int c) {
    return base.getValueAt(row[r], c);

  public boolean isCellEditable(int r, int c) {
    return base.isCellEditable(row[r], c);

  public void setValueAt(Object value, int r, int c) {
    base.setValueAt(value, row[r], c); // Notification will cause re-sort

  public void tableChanged(TableModelEvent event) {

  protected void rebuild() {
    int size = base.getRowCount();
    row = new int[size];
    for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) {
      row[i] = i;

  protected void sort() { // Sort and notify listeners
    for (int i = 1; i < row.length; i++) {
      int j = i;
      while (j > 0 && compare(j - 1, j) > 0) {
        int temp = row[j];
        row[j] = row[j - 1];
        row[j - 1] = temp;

  protected int compare(int i, int j) {
    String s1 = base.getValueAt(row[i], sortColumn).toString();
    String s2 = base.getValueAt(row[j], sortColumn).toString();
    return s1.compareTo(s2);

public class SortableTableModelAbstractTableModel extends JFrame {
  DefaultTableModel model = new DefaultTableModel(new Object[][] { { "this", "1" },
      { "text", "2" }, { "will", "3" }, { "be", "4" }, { "sorted", "5" } }, new Object[] {
      "Column 1", "Column 2" });

  public SortableTableModelAbstractTableModel() {
    JTable tableOrig = new JTable(model);
    JTable tableSorted = new JTable(new SampleSortingTableModel(model, 0));
    JPanel panel = new JPanel(new GridLayout(1, 2));
    panel.add(new JScrollPane(tableOrig));
    panel.add(new JScrollPane(tableSorted));
    getContentPane().add(panel, BorderLayout.CENTER);

  public static void main(String arg[]) {
    new SortableTableModelAbstractTableModel().setVisible(true);

14.59.JTable Model
14.59.1.Create DefaultTableModel
14.59.2.Creating simple JTable using AbstractTableModel
14.59.3.Extending AbstractTableModelExtending AbstractTableModel
14.59.4.Creates tables that allow rows and columns to be added or deleted
14.59.5.Set table valueSet table value
14.59.6.Add logic to get value methodAdd logic to get value method
14.59.7.Subclass AbstractTableModel to reuse an existing data structure: Treat an array as an AbstractTableModelSubclass AbstractTableModel to reuse an existing data structure: Treat an array as an AbstractTableModel
14.59.8.Sparsely Populated Table ModelSparsely Populated Table Model
14.59.9.Listening to JTable Events with a TableColumnModelListenerListening to JTable Events with a TableColumnModelListener
14.59.10.The Calendar program.The Calendar program.
14.59.11.Sample Sorting Table ModelSample Sorting Table Model
14.59.12.Add columns to a table through DefaultTableModel
14.59.13.Insert a row to a table through DefaultTableModel
14.59.14.Insert a row to a table through DefaultTableModel at specified row
14.59.15.Append a row to a table through DefaultTableModel at specified row
14.59.16.Remove the first row from a table with DefaultTableModel
14.59.17.Remove the last row from a table with DefaultTableModel
14.59.18.Move the first row to the end of the table
14.59.19.Move the first two rows to the end of the table
14.59.20.Move the last two rows to the start of the table
14.59.21.Move the last row to the beginning of the table
14.59.22.Get all the table data from DefaultTableModel
14.59.23.Copy (clone) the data from the second row
14.59.24.Overwrite the date from the first row with DefaultTableModel
14.59.25.Add rows to a Table
14.59.26.Sharing a Table Model Between JTable Components
14.59.27.Disabling User Edits in a JTable with DefaultTableModel
14.59.28.Appending a Row to a JTable Component
14.59.29.Copy data from a table to a list
14.59.30.Map TableModel
14.59.31.Bean Property Table Model