4.6.x path.module path_load($pid)
4.7.x path.module path_load($pid)
5.x path.module path_load($pid)
6.x path.module path_load($pid)
7.x path.inc path_load($conditions)

Fetches a specific URL alias from the database.


$conditions: A string representing the source, a number representing the pid, or an array of query conditions.

Return value

FALSE if no alias was found or an associative array containing the following keys:

  • source: The internal system path.
  • alias: The URL alias.
  • pid: Unique path alias identifier.
  • language: The language of the alias.
4 calls to path_load()
path_delete in includes/path.inc
Delete a URL alias.
path_form_node_form_alter in modules/path/path.module
Implements hook_form_BASE_FORM_ID_alter() for node_form().
path_form_taxonomy_form_term_alter in modules/path/path.module
Implements hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() for taxonomy_form_term().
path_save in includes/path.inc
Save a path alias to the database.


includes/path.inc, line 404
Functions to handle paths in Drupal, including path aliasing.


function path_load($conditions) {
  if (is_numeric($conditions)) {
    $conditions = array(
      'pid' => $conditions,
  elseif (is_string($conditions)) {
    $conditions = array(
      'source' => $conditions,
  elseif (!is_array($conditions)) {
    return FALSE;
  $select = db_select('url_alias');
  foreach ($conditions as $field => $value) {
      ->condition($field, $value);
  return $select