Hi, I have created a table using Netbeans. Then i have used properties->model option for table to insert row and to give column names using NetBeans frame work. Now i am trying to create an instance variable of DefaultTableModel in the application class: DefaultTableModel model = (DefaultTableModel) figTable.getModel(); But i am getting following error: "illegal forward reference": Move initializer to constructor. Some body please guide me. Zulfi.