function path_load

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.
5 calls to path_load()
PathLookupTest::testDrupalLookupPath in modules/simpletest/tests/path.test
Test that drupal_lookup_path() returns the correct path.
path_delete in includes/
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/
Save a path alias to the database.


includes/, line 404


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) {
        $select->condition($field, $value);
    return $select->fields('url_alias')
        ->orderBy('pid', 'DESC')
        ->range(0, 1)

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