1 or true in TINYINT(1) column?

Hello, there is a table that has a column TINYINT(1) called status.
Through mysql console I see its value as 1 (when is true) but if I do
this in Rails console:

Mytable.status
=> true

give me "true" rather "1".

How could I change 1 to true using some method?
Or true to 1?

Is this behavior causing a problem? If so, then explain your problem and not simply the behavior that you see.

If you look at: http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActiveRecord/ConnectionAdapters/MysqlAdapter.html

You'll find one possible answer:

<quote>
By default, the MysqlAdapter will consider all columns of type tinyint(1) as boolean. If you wish to disable this emulation (which was the default behavior in versions 0.13.1 and earlier) you can add the following line to your environment.rb file:
ActiveRecord::ConnectionAdapters::MysqlAdapter.emulate_booleans = false
</quote>
You then loose all booleans because MySQL doesn't have a true Boolean column type.

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/other-vendor-data-types.html

-Rob

Rob Biedenharn http://agileconsultingllc.com
Rob@AgileConsultingLLC.com

Thanks Rob, that's enough to solve my problem.

JF