Buenas estoy teniendo problemas para implementar el ejemplo de java TableFilterDemo en una clase propia, ordena y busca con un textfield a medida que voy escribiendo,
tengo que traer de la base de datos los datos de la tabla en la subclase class MyTableModel extends AbstractTableModel.
No puedo recuperar los datos de la base, intenté de varias formas, necesito más variantes como para hacer esto, me parece muy retorcido este ejemplo y
no encuentro otro como para armarlo de otra manera

public class TableFilterDemo extends JPanel {
private boolean DEBUG = false;
private JTable table;
private JTextField filterText;
private JTextField statusText;
private TableRowSorter<MyTableModel> sorter;

public TableFilterDemo() {
setLayout(new BoxLayout(this, BoxLayout.Y_AXIS));

//Create a table with a sorter.
MyTableModel model = new MyTableModel();
sorter = new TableRowSorter<MyTableModel>(model);
table = new JTable(model);
table.setPreferredScrollableViewportSize(new Dimension(500, 70));

//For the purposes of this example, better to have a single
table.setSelectionMode(ListSelectionModel.SINGLE_S ELECTION);

//When selection changes, provide user with row numbers for
//both view and model.
table.getSelectionModel().addListSelectionListener (
new ListSelectionListener() {
public void valueChanged(ListSelectionEvent event) {
int viewRow = table.getSelectedRow();
if (viewRow < 0) {
//Selection got filtered away.
} else {
int modelRow =
String.format("Selected Row in view: %d. " +
"Selected Row in model: %d.",
viewRow, modelRow));

//Create the scroll pane and add the table to it.
JScrollPane scrollPane = new JScrollPane(table);

//Add the scroll pane to this panel.

//Create a separate form for filterText and statusText
JPanel form = new JPanel(new SpringLayout());
JLabel l1 = new JLabel("Filter Text:", SwingConstants.TRAILING);
filterText = new JTextField();
//Whenever filterText changes, invoke newFilter.
new DocumentListener() {
public void changedUpdate(DocumentEvent e) {
public void insertUpdate(DocumentEvent e) {
public void removeUpdate(DocumentEvent e) {
JLabel l2 = new JLabel("Status:", SwingConstants.TRAILING);
statusText = new JTextField();
SpringUtilities.makeCompactGrid(form, 2, 2, 6, 6, 6, 6);

* Update the row filter regular expression from the expression in
* the text box.
private void newFilter() {
RowFilter<MyTableModel, Object> rf = null;
//If current expression doesn't parse, don't update.
try {
rf = RowFilter.regexFilter(filterText.getText(), 0);
} catch (java.util.regex.PatternSyntaxException e) {

class MyTableModel extends AbstractTableModel {
private String[] columnNames = {"First Name",
"Last Name",
"# of Years",
private Object[][] data = {
{"Kathy", "Smith",
"Snowboarding", new Integer(5), new Boolean(false)},
{"John", "Doe",
"Rowing", new Integer(3), new Boolean(true)},
{"Sue", "Black",
"Knitting", new Integer(2), new Boolean(false)},
{"Jane", "White",
"Speed reading", new Integer(20), new Boolean(true)},
{"Joe", "Brown",
"Pool", new Integer(10), new Boolean(false)}

public int getColumnCount() {
return columnNames.length;

public int getRowCount() {
return data.length;

public String getColumnName(int col) {
return columnNames[col];

public Object getValueAt(int row, int col) {
return data[row][col];

* JTable uses this method to determine the default renderer/
* editor for each cell. If we didn't implement this method,
* then the last column would contain text ("true"/"false"),
* rather than a check box.
public Class getColumnClass(int c) {
return getValueAt(0, c).getClass();

* Don't need to implement this method unless your table's
* editable.
public boolean isCellEditable(int row, int col) {
//Note that the data/cell address is constant,
//no matter where the cell appears onscreen.
if (col < 2) {
return false;
} else {
return true;

* Don't need to implement this method unless your table's
* data can change.
public void setValueAt(Object value, int row, int col) {
if (DEBUG) {
System.out.println("Setting value at " + row + "," + col
+ " to " + value
+ " (an instance of "
+ value.getClass() + ")");

data[row][col] = value;
fireTableCellUpdated(row, col);

if (DEBUG) {
System.out.println("New value of data:");

private void printDebugData() {
int numRows = getRowCount();
int numCols = getColumnCount();

for (int i=0; i < numRows; i++) {
System.out.print(" row " + i + ":");
for (int j=0; j < numCols; j++) {
System.out.print(" " + data[i][j]);

* Create the GUI and show it. For thread safety,
* this method should be invoked from the
* event-dispatching thread.
private static void createAndShowGUI() {
//Create and set up the window.
JFrame frame = new JFrame("TableFilterDemo");
frame.setDefaultCloseOperation(JFrame.EXIT_ON_CLOS E);

//Create and set up the content pane.
TableFilterDemo newContentPane = new TableFilterDemo();
newContentPane.setOpaque(true); //content panes must be opaque

//Display the window.

public static void main(String[] args) {
//Schedule a job for the event-dispatching thread:
//creating and showing this application's GUI.
javax.swing.SwingUtilities.invokeLater(new Runnable() {
public void run() {