function menu_link_load

Gets a translated, access-checked menu link that is ready for rendering.

This function should never be called from within node_load() or any other function used as a menu object load function since an infinite recursion may occur.


$mlid: The mlid of the menu item.

Return value

A menu link, with $item['access'] filled and link translated for rendering.

Related topics

9 calls to menu_link_load()
MenuLinksUnitTestCase::assertMenuLinkParents in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/menu.test
Assert that at set of links is properly parented.
MenuNodeTestCase::testMenuNodeFormWidget in drupal/modules/menu/menu.test
Test creating, editing, deleting menu links via node form widget.
MenuTestCase::getStandardMenuLink in drupal/modules/menu/menu.test
Get standard menu link.
MenuTestCase::testMenu in drupal/modules/menu/menu.test
Login users, add menus and menu links, and test menu functionality through the admin and user interfaces.
menu_edit_menu_submit in drupal/modules/menu/
Submit function for adding or editing a custom menu.

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drupal/includes/, line 2667
API for the Drupal menu system.


function menu_link_load($mlid) {
  if (is_numeric($mlid)) {
    $query = db_select('menu_links', 'ml');
      ->leftJoin('menu_router', 'm', 'm.path = ml.router_path');

    // Weight should be taken from {menu_links}, not {menu_router}.
      ->addField('ml', 'weight', 'link_weight');
      ->condition('ml.mlid', $mlid);
    if ($item = $query
      ->fetchAssoc()) {
      $item['weight'] = $item['link_weight'];
      return $item;
  return FALSE;