I need help to build search GUI. Could you ranchers give some opinion or diferent sugest about that ?
My assiganment say:
It must allow the user to search the data for all records, or for records where the name and/or location fields exactly match values specified by the user.
It must present search results in a JTable.
I've created some sketch...like this:
 And  Or
1. When user click in find button without enter anything....the system will search the data for all records.
2. When user enter name and location values, it need mark [X]And or Or box...the system will search name and/or location fields exactly match.
Someone have other sugestions ?
It looks like you are on the right track. I open my application with the table displaying all records. I would agree a search with no checkboxes checked would return all records. I used combo boxes for my approach, one dropdown for location and one for name. Each box has an "any" choice. "Any" + "any" = all. Same theory as yours. I think many others have taken your approach.
In my search GUI I went for a similair approach (B&S 2.3.3).
I created the search panel below the main table, with 6 (non-editable) comboboxes also offering the "Any" choice.
To meet the 'or' requirement I added an 'or' checkbox.