Java: JTable Formatting a Date Column

Dear Sirs

How can I reformat this date column to display dd/MM/yyyy.
I  am using AbstractTableModel to populate my table.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
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Omer-PitouAuthor Commented:
I read that before. Honnestly, cellrender I am still having problems to understand how it works. Do you have a example.
public class DateCellRenderer extends DefaultTableCellRenderer {
        public DateCellRenderer() {

        public void setValue(final Object value) {
            final SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("MM/dd/yyyy");

            String strValue = "";
            if(value != null && value instanceof Date){
               strValue = sdf.format(value);

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and then let your JTable know about it.

Omer-PitouAuthor Commented:
Perfect. Works as expected.
Thanks a lot.
Do you know about any tutorial that clearly explains the concept?

this is the main tutorial. In the example they don't use the base class like I have done. You can use either. Using the base class means you write less code.
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