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Fix bug when Column is trying to type cast boolean values to integer.

This can occur if the user is using :integer columns to store boolean
values. Now we are handling the boolean values but it still raises if
the value can't type cast to integer and is not a boolean. See #7509.

Fixes #8067.
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commit 96a13fc7de77d7e5cdadb2857b94c4e859174faa 1 parent e6b4184
@rafaelfranca rafaelfranca authored
5 activerecord/
@@ -1,5 +1,10 @@
## Rails 3.2.9 (unreleased)
+* Fix bug when Column is trying to type cast boolean values to integer.
+ Fixes #8067.
+ *Rafael Mendonça França*
* Fixed support for DATABASE_URL environment variable for rake db tasks. *Grace Liu*
* Fix bug where `update_columns` and `update_column` would not let you update the primary key column.
15 activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/column.rb
@@ -75,7 +75,7 @@ def type_cast(value)
case type
when :string, :text then value
- when :integer then value.to_i
+ when :integer then klass.value_to_integer(value)
when :float then value.to_f
when :decimal then klass.value_to_decimal(value)
when :datetime, :timestamp then klass.string_to_time(value)
@@ -92,7 +92,7 @@ def type_cast_code(var_name)
case type
when :string, :text then var_name
- when :integer then "(#{var_name}.to_i)"
+ when :integer then "#{klass}.value_to_integer(#{var_name})"
when :float then "#{var_name}.to_f"
when :decimal then "#{klass}.value_to_decimal(#{var_name})"
when :datetime, :timestamp then "#{klass}.string_to_time(#{var_name})"
@@ -168,6 +168,17 @@ def value_to_boolean(value)
+ # Used to convert values to integer.
+ # handle the case when an integer column is used to store bollean values
frodsan added a note

typo => boolean

@rafaelfranca Owner

:bomb:. I'll fix in a second

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+ def value_to_integer(value)
+ case value
+ when TrueClass, FalseClass
+ value ? 1 : 0
+ else
+ value.to_i
+ end
+ end
# convert something to a BigDecimal
def value_to_decimal(value)
# Using .class is faster than .is_a? and
8 activerecord/test/cases/column_test.rb
@@ -33,6 +33,8 @@ def test_type_cast_integer
assert_equal 0, column.type_cast('bad1')
assert_equal 0, column.type_cast('bad')
assert_equal 1, column.type_cast(1.7)
+ assert_equal 0, column.type_cast(false)
+ assert_equal 1, column.type_cast(true)
assert_nil column.type_cast(nil)
@@ -41,11 +43,9 @@ def test_type_cast_non_integer_to_integer
assert_raises(NoMethodError) do
assert_raises(NoMethodError) do
- column.type_cast(true)
- end
- assert_raises(NoMethodError) do
- column.type_cast(false)
+ column.type_cast(
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