Scan copies the columns in the current row into the values pointed at by dest. The number of values in dest must be the same as the number of columns in Rows.

Scan converts columns read from the database into the following common Go types and special types provided by the sql package:

*int, *int8, *int16, *int32, *int64
*uint, *uint8, *uint16, *uint32, *uint64
*float32, *float64
any type implementing Scanner (see Scanner docs)

In the most simple case, if the type of the value from the source column is an integer, bool or string type T and dest is of type *T, Scan simply assigns the value through the pointer.

Scan also converts between string and numeric types, as long as no information would be lost. While Scan stringifies all numbers scanned from numeric database columns into *string, scans into numeric types are checked for overflow. For example, a float64 with value 300 or a string with value "300" can scan into a uint16, but not into a uint8, though float64(255) or "255" can scan into a uint8. One exception is that scans of some float64 numbers to strings may lose information when stringifying. In general, scan floating point columns into *float64.

If a dest argument has type *[]byte, Scan saves in that argument a copy of the corresponding data. The copy is owned by the caller and can be modified and held indefinitely. The copy can be avoided by using an argument of type *RawBytes instead; see the documentation for RawBytes for restrictions on its use.

If an argument has type *interface{}, Scan copies the value provided by the underlying driver without conversion. When scanning from a source value of type []byte to *interface{}, a copy of the slice is made and the caller owns the result.

Source values of type time.Time may be scanned into values of type *time.Time, *interface{}, *string, or *[]byte. When converting to the latter two, time.Format3339Nano is used.

Source values of type bool may be scanned into types *bool, *interface{}, *string, *[]byte, or *RawBytes.

For scanning into *bool, the source may be true, false, 1, 0, or string inputs parseable by strconv.ParseBool.