There is a way to disable the menu cache ?


Drupal 7

I have a custom module that implements hook_menu(). The link is showing up only if a view have results. It's working.

The problem is that I have to clear the drupal cache each time the view changes the number of results because the condition is not triggered anymore.

function gal_custom_menu() {

  $items['exhibitions'] = array(
    'title' => t('Current exhibition'),
    'page callback' => 'gal_exhibition_callback',
    'access arguments' => array('access content'),

  return $items;

function gal_exhibition_callback() {

  $x = views_get_view_result('exhibition', 'page');

  if(count($x)) {
  $path = drupal_get_path_alias('node/' . $x[0]->nid);
  } else {
  return FALSE;


Do you have any idea how can I disable the menu cache ? Or is it the Views cache ?


  • anything with hook_menu is cached automatically. I cant recall anything to stop the cache like you can with blocks. See here... api.drupal.org/api/drupal/modules%21system%21system.api.php/… – Collins Aug 11 '16 at 20:38
  • @Collins hook_menu is cached the definition of menu items but not the page callback result. – Jimmy Ko Aug 12 '16 at 0:07
  • I guess it is due to the views cache. You can prove it by displaying the value $x (you can use dpm()) and comment out the code after it. You should always see the same value even the view changed. – Jimmy Ko Aug 12 '16 at 0:10
  • 1
    Yes views also use cache... But why using views to get only one node, and to go to its page ? The best could be to have your own method to get the node from the view criteria. Can you tell us what are the view criteria to select this node? – TytooF Aug 12 '16 at 8:35

Good conversation about other things in this code sample, but to make a page loaded through a menu callback skip cache, you can try drupal_page_is_cacheable(FALSE). See: https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes%21bootstrap.inc/function/drupal_page_is_cacheable/7.x

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