It appears that ActiveRecord is not performing any typcasting of model
attributes in my rails app. So, in my app all attributes are loaded
from the database as strings (e.g. integers, floats, dates, etc are all
loaded as strings).
Is this correct behaviour for ActiveRecord? The ActiveRecord
documentation seems to indicate that AR typecasts model attributes
according to the database column Data Type. Am I missing a
configuration setting? Can you think of any reason why this would
Thanks for your help!