On 8 Apr 2018, at 11:54am, Markos <mar...@c2o.pro.br> wrote:

>  id integer PRIMARY KEY,
>  type_id integer,
>  name text );
> I can insert type_id without single quote:
> INSERT INTO foods (name, type_id) VALUES ('Rice', 16);
> And also with single quote:
> INSERT INTO foods (name, type_id) VALUES ('Bean', '17');
> select * FROM foods;
> ...
> 423         16          Rice
> 424         17          Bean
> What are the consequences of inserting values in fields of datatype integer 
> with single quotes?

Well done for testing what happens rather than just assuming things worked the 
way you thought.

When you created the table you specified the affinity of each column.  If you 
define a column as INTEGER but supply a string, SQLite checks to see whether 
that string represents an integer.  If it does, then it stores the integer, 
effectively doing the translation for you.  The actual value stored is integer, 
and there is no trace that it was originally specified as a string.

A similar thing happens when you specify that a column has affinity of REAL.  
In both cases, SQLite considers that the CREATE command knows better than 
whatever specifies the value, and does the conversion.  However for the number 
to be stored the conversion has to be reversible.  If SQLite reverses the 
conversion and doesn't get the original string back it stores the string 

You can test to see what SQLite did using

    SELECT id, type_id, typeof(type_id), name FROM foods

See section 3 (more usefully, the entire page) of


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