8.3.x database.api.php hook_query_TAG_alter(Drupal\Core\Database\Query\AlterableInterface $query)
8.0.x database.api.php hook_query_TAG_alter(Drupal\Core\Database\Query\AlterableInterface $query)
8.1.x database.api.php hook_query_TAG_alter(Drupal\Core\Database\Query\AlterableInterface $query)
8.2.x database.api.php hook_query_TAG_alter(Drupal\Core\Database\Query\AlterableInterface $query)
8.4.x database.api.php hook_query_TAG_alter(Drupal\Core\Database\Query\AlterableInterface $query)
7.x system.api.php hook_query_TAG_alter(QueryAlterableInterface $query)

Perform alterations to a structured query for a given tag.


$query: An Query object describing the composite parts of a SQL query.

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8 functions implement hook_query_TAG_alter()

Note: this list is generated by pattern matching, so it may include some functions that are not actually implementations of this hook.

database_test_query_database_test_alter_remove_range_alter in modules/simpletest/tests/database_test.module
Implements hook_query_TAG_alter().
field_test_query_efq_table_prefixing_test_alter in modules/field/tests/field_test.module
Implements hook_query_TAG_alter() for tag 'efq_table_prefixing_test'.
field_test_query_store_global_test_query_alter in modules/field/tests/field_test.module
Implements hook_query_TAG_alter() for tag 'store_global_test_query'.
node_query_entity_field_access_alter in modules/node/node.module
Implements hook_query_TAG_alter().
node_query_node_access_alter in modules/node/node.module
Implements hook_query_TAG_alter().

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modules/system/system.api.php, line 3335
Hooks provided by Drupal core and the System module.


function hook_query_TAG_alter(QueryAlterableInterface $query) {
  // Skip the extra expensive alterations if site has no node access control modules.
  if (!node_access_view_all_nodes()) {
    // Prevent duplicates records.
    // The recognized operations are 'view', 'update', 'delete'.
    if (!$op = $query->getMetaData('op')) {
      $op = 'view';
    // Skip the extra joins and conditions for node admins.
    if (!user_access('bypass node access')) {
      // The node_access table has the access grants for any given node.
      $access_alias = $query->join('node_access', 'na', '%alias.nid = n.nid');
      $or = db_or();
      // If any grant exists for the specified user, then user has access to the node for the specified operation.
      foreach (node_access_grants($op, $query->getMetaData('account')) as $realm => $gids) {
        foreach ($gids as $gid) {
            ->condition($access_alias . '.gid', $gid)
            ->condition($access_alias . '.realm', $realm)

      if (count($or->conditions())) {

      $query->condition($access_alias . 'grant_' . $op, 1, '>=');


sebas5384’s picture

Heres a very simple but really handy example of use: