Java Database Connectivity : Viewing Data

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How to establish a connection between front end and back end in just 10 Steps.
In my case, front end is Java GUI(using NetBeans IDE) and back end is MySql.

Database Connectivity(JDBC)

Steps :-
1 Create a database in your RDBMS(MySql in this example)
2 Create a table and insert some rows.
3 Open NetBeans and create a project
4 Add ‘MySql JDBC Driver’ Library in your project(Right click on project icon » Properties » Libraries » Add Library » MySql JDBC Driver).
5 Create a new JFrameForm under the project.
6 Insert a JTable swing component.
7 Edit it’s content according to your requirement(Right click » choose Table Contents).
8 Under your package and before class starts write the following codes in the source tab.

   import java.sql.*;

   import javax.swing.JOptionPane;
   import javax.swing.table.DefaultTableModel;


9 Insert a button to view the data when we click.Write the coding on the button’s actionPerformed event.

DefaultTableModel model=(DefaultTableModel) jTable1.getModel();

    String sql=”Select * from Table_name“;
    try {

        Connection con= (Connection) DriverManager.getConnection(“jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/yourdatabasename“,”yourmysqlid“,”yourmysqlpassword“);

/*As we are creating a connection on a local computer we will write the url as jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306 */
        Statement stmt=con.createStatement();
        ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery(sql);
        while (
            String no = rs.getString(“NO”);
            String title= rs.getString(“TITLE”);
            String auth= rs.getString(“AUTHOR”);
            String type= rs.getString(“TYPE”);
            String pub= rs.getString(“PUB”);
            String qty= rs.getString(“QTY”);
            String amt= rs.getString(“AMOUNT”);
            model.addRow(new Object []{
    catch(Exception e) {
        JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(this, e.getMessage());
10 Change the codes in blue according to your database.
Run the file and you are done to view the contents in your database in GUI environment.
Please comment if you are facing any problem.
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28 thoughts on “Java Database Connectivity : Viewing Data”

  1. @Anonymous
    i think you have not followed the 7th step…

    So, In the design mode right click your table and select Edit Contents and choose 0 as the number of rows

  2. I have my connect jframe working and connecting. What I can do to maintain the connection and open the new window automatic to start the search? Both jframe are working property with the ResultSet in the second frame. Thank you.

  3. @author: I want to populate my JTables from my dataBase….
    Can you give some idea? Thankyou..
    Also, when i add/update/delete data i want to refresh those jTables.. and Jlists(in case of deletion) at the same form..

  4. sir can u plz send me java in frontend & oracle in backend connectivity steps…i made a project using netbeans ide…still it is not connecting to database ,i have already used connectivty videos on you tube. plz help me sir…

  5. DefaultTableModel model = (DefaultTableModel)mdel.getModel();
    cannot find the symbol is reporting when it is s tried using javafx…
    help me out asap

  6. The code works great, but when I selected view data, it gave me there error that my Table did not exist. I have created a table in the MySql database and everything was connected. I have also entered the table name and Db name correctly in the code. I even tried changing to upper and lower case. No Joy. Any help is appreciated.

  7. great tutorial…
    but unfortunately neither i am able to view the data nor i am getting any error or exception… as i press the View data button, after few seconds of execution i get a dialog box:

    "Communication Link Failure: The Last Packet Sent Successfully to the Server was 0 milliseconds ago. The driver has not received any packets from the Server. "

    Kindly assist me through it and tell me how to correct my mistake plzzzz?


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