That's ok. "fromDatabase" schema guessing in SQLObject is a bit
primitive. It works slightly better for The Big Three (MySQL, Postgres,
SQLite) but still far from ideal.
  You have a chance to improve the machinery for Firebird - it is in
FirebirdConnection class, methods columnsFromSchema and guessClass.
 
With some luck I will check it this weekend (I can not promiss). It looks like it gives different results with different versions of Firebird.
Actually I am trying to migrate TurboGears working application to an other machine. The Python, TurboGears, kinterbasdb, SQLObject are the same version. The only differences are version of Firebird and different Ubuntu version.

> Before inserting/updating to the database it is necessary to check, if the
> inserted value type is the same as declared in the table Class definition

  That strange - it's the job of validators.
Yes, that is what I have found strange as well... 

> (it is not possible to send string in to the integer column for example).
> Strange.

  Well, that's that job - IntCol's validator doesn't allow strings but
allows any object that can be coerced to int.

> Is there some way how to check/set/convert column type according to the
> Class definition?

  See the code in .set() that converts input values:

           for name, value in kw.items():
               from_python = getattr(self, '_SO_from_python_%s' % name, None)
               if from_python:
                   dbValue = from_python(value, self._SO_validatorState)
               else:
                   dbValue = value
               to_python = getattr(self, '_SO_to_python_%s' % name, None)
               if to_python:
                   value = to_python(dbValue, self._SO_validatorState)

I will check it. My feeling was it is not a problem to coerce str to int.

OK, thanks a lot anyway.

Petr