function node_access_view_all_nodes

Determines whether the user has a global viewing grant for all nodes.

Checks to see whether any module grants global 'view' access to a user account; global 'view' access is encoded in the {node_access} table as a grant with nid=0. If no node access modules are enabled, node.module defines such a global 'view' access grant.

This function is called when a node listing query is tagged with 'node_access'; when this function returns TRUE, no node access joins are added to the query.


$account: The user object for the user whose access is being checked. If omitted, the current user is used.

Return value

TRUE if 'view' access to all nodes is granted, FALSE otherwise.

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2 calls to node_access_view_all_nodes()
hook_query_TAG_alter in drupal/modules/system/system.api.php
Perform alterations to a structured query for a given tag.
_node_query_node_access_alter in drupal/modules/node/node.module
Helper for node access functions.
2 string references to 'node_access_view_all_nodes'
entity_query_access_test_sample_query in drupal/modules/simpletest/tests/entity_query_access_test.module
Returns the results from an example EntityFieldQuery.
NodeQueryAlter::testNodeQueryAlterOverride in drupal/modules/node/node.test
Tests 'node_access' query alter override.


drupal/modules/node/node.module, line 3232
The core that allows content to be submitted to the site. Modules and scripts may programmatically submit nodes using the usual form API pattern.


function node_access_view_all_nodes($account = NULL) {
  global $user;
  if (!$account) {
    $account = $user;

  // Statically cache results in an array keyed by $account->uid.
  $access =& drupal_static(__FUNCTION__);
  if (isset($access[$account->uid])) {
    return $access[$account->uid];

  // If no modules implement the node access system, access is always TRUE.
  if (!module_implements('node_grants')) {
    $access[$account->uid] = TRUE;
  else {
    $query = db_select('node_access');
      ->condition('nid', 0)
      ->condition('grant_view', 1, '>=');
    $grants = db_or();
    foreach (node_access_grants('view', $account) as $realm => $gids) {
      foreach ($gids as $gid) {
          ->condition('gid', $gid)
          ->condition('realm', $realm));
    if (count($grants) > 0) {
    $access[$account->uid] = $query
  return $access[$account->uid];