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I would like to exclude some of node field from loading while viewing nodes. I can hide fields currently, but I want to exclude it completly from loading. I have multivalued fields which have around 2000 records and I don't need to load it on node pages.

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On the 'manage display' page of your content type you can set fields as hidden. This will make the field not only hidden also it won't load it at all.

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  • You're wrong. I know it will hide the field, but it will be loaded from the database. I checked it for my field collection fields. – deem Oct 14 '13 at 8:40
  • Ok, ALL fields attached to a node will be available in the $node object. 'Manage display' is for managing the display, and the hidden fields will not be processed, even though they are available in the $node object. You may need to re-design your fields, using something like taxonomy to hold other values. – Елин Й. Oct 14 '13 at 10:43
  • What do you mean? I though about some hook to alter the query or something like that. – deem Oct 14 '13 at 12:12

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