refreshing jPanel at intervals

I have an application that retrieves a lot of records from different tables in a database. It then creates different panels as tabs in a JTabbedPane to display the tables.
My problem is, I don't want it to finish pulling all the records before displaying the panels all at once. I want it to display each panel progressively as it populates it with records. I have tried the validate(), revalidate(), repaint() methods and it still won't work. Any help on this?
kunlenzo247Asked:
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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
How r u displaying the data on the panels?
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jimmackCommented:
Sounds like you're trying to retrieve the records an update the GUI within the same thread.

Consider moving the database retrievals into a thread on their own (perhaps a SwingWorker), so that the GUI is free to update as you progress.

http://java.sun.com/products/jfc/tsc/articles/threads/update.html
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kunlenzo247Author Commented:
Hi Jimmack, I appreciate your advice. I was able to use the SwingWorker to thread different processes and my appliaction is working fine now. Thanks
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jimmackCommented:
No problem ;-)
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