6.x menu.inc menu_tree_all_data($menu_name = 'navigation', $item = NULL)
7.x menu.inc menu_tree_all_data($menu_name, $link = NULL, $max_depth = NULL)

Get the data structure representing a named menu tree.

Since this can be the full tree including hidden items, the data returned may be used for generating an an admin interface or a select.


$menu_name: The named menu links to return

$item: A fully loaded menu link, or NULL. If a link is supplied, only the path to root will be included in the returned tree- as if this link represented the current page in a visible menu.

Return value

An tree of menu links in an array, in the order they should be rendered.

Related topics

4 calls to menu_tree_all_data()
book_build_active_trail in modules/book/book.module
Build an active trail to show in the breadcrumb.
book_get_flat_menu in modules/book/book.module
Get the book menu tree for a page, and return it as a linear array.
book_toc in modules/book/book.module
Returns an array of book pages in table of contents order.
menu_parent_options in modules/menu/menu.module
Return a list of menu items that are valid possible parents for the given menu item.


includes/menu.inc, line 787
API for the Drupal menu system.


function menu_tree_all_data($menu_name = 'navigation', $item = NULL) {
  static $tree = array();

  // Use $mlid as a flag for whether the data being loaded is for the whole tree.
  $mlid = isset($item['mlid']) ? $item['mlid'] : 0;

  // Generate a cache ID (cid) specific for this $menu_name and $item.
  $cid = 'links:' . $menu_name . ':all-cid:' . $mlid;
  if (!isset($tree[$cid])) {

    // If the static variable doesn't have the data, check {cache_menu}.
    $cache = cache_get($cid, 'cache_menu');
    if ($cache && isset($cache->data)) {

      // If the cache entry exists, it will just be the cid for the actual data.
      // This avoids duplication of large amounts of data.
      $cache = cache_get($cache->data, 'cache_menu');
      if ($cache && isset($cache->data)) {
        $data = $cache->data;

    // If the tree data was not in the cache, $data will be NULL.
    if (!isset($data)) {

      // Build and run the query, and build the tree.
      if ($mlid) {

        // The tree is for a single item, so we need to match the values in its
        // p columns and 0 (the top level) with the plid values of other links.
        $args = array(
        for ($i = 1; $i < MENU_MAX_DEPTH; $i++) {
          $args[] = $item["p{$i}"];
        $args = array_unique($args);
        $placeholders = implode(', ', array_fill(0, count($args), '%d'));
        $where = ' AND ml.plid IN (' . $placeholders . ')';
        $parents = $args;
        $parents[] = $item['mlid'];
      else {

        // Get all links in this menu.
        $where = '';
        $args = array();
        $parents = array();
      array_unshift($args, $menu_name);

      // Select the links from the table, and recursively build the tree.  We
      // LEFT JOIN since there is no match in {menu_router} for an external
      // link.
      $data['tree'] = menu_tree_data(db_query("\n        SELECT m.load_functions, m.to_arg_functions, m.access_callback, m.access_arguments, m.page_callback, m.page_arguments, m.title, m.title_callback, m.title_arguments, m.type, m.description, ml.*\n        FROM {menu_links} ml LEFT JOIN {menu_router} m ON m.path = ml.router_path\n        WHERE ml.menu_name = '%s'" . $where . "\n        ORDER BY p1 ASC, p2 ASC, p3 ASC, p4 ASC, p5 ASC, p6 ASC, p7 ASC, p8 ASC, p9 ASC", $args), $parents);
      $data['node_links'] = array();
      menu_tree_collect_node_links($data['tree'], $data['node_links']);

      // Cache the data, if it is not already in the cache.
      $tree_cid = _menu_tree_cid($menu_name, $data);
      if (!cache_get($tree_cid, 'cache_menu')) {
        cache_set($tree_cid, $data, 'cache_menu');

      // Cache the cid of the (shared) data using the menu and item-specific cid.
      cache_set($cid, $tree_cid, 'cache_menu');

    // Check access for the current user to each item in the tree.
    menu_tree_check_access($data['tree'], $data['node_links']);
    $tree[$cid] = $data['tree'];
  return $tree[$cid];


kenorb’s picture

Use with menu_tree_output() to render the array.

$tree = menu_tree_output(menu_tree_all_data($menu['menu_name']));
bora-89’s picture

kenorb, Thanks, it works!

ssankarsiva’s picture

foreach(menu_tree_all_data('menu-architects') as $menu){ // menu name architect 
if($menu['link']['link_path']=='node/'.$node->nid){ //validate current node 
foreach($menu['below'] as $menucontent){ //loop child menui tem
$nodearr=node_load(($menucontent['link']['link_path']));// load child node
print  "<h2><a href=".$nodearr->url." >".$nodearr->title."</a></h2>";//link to child menu node