function entity_load_unchanged

7.x entity_load_unchanged($entity_type, $id)
8.x entity_load_unchanged($entity_type, $id)

Loads the unchanged, i.e. not modified, entity from the database.

Unlike entity_load() this function ensures the entity is directly loaded from the database, thus bypassing any static cache. In particular, this function is useful to determine changes by comparing the entity being saved to the stored entity.


$entity_type: The entity type to load, e.g. node or user.

$id: The ID of the entity to load.

Return value

The unchanged entity, or FALSE if the entity cannot be loaded.

7 calls to entity_load_unchanged()
comment_save in drupal/modules/comment/comment.module
Accepts a submission of new or changed comment content.
file_save in drupal/includes/
Saves a file object to the database.
node_save in drupal/modules/node/node.module
Saves changes to a node or adds a new node.
taxonomy_term_save in drupal/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.module
Saves a term object to the database.
taxonomy_vocabulary_save in drupal/modules/taxonomy/taxonomy.module
Saves a vocabulary.

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drupal/includes/, line 7868
Common functions that many Drupal modules will need to reference.


function entity_load_unchanged($entity_type, $id) {
  $result = entity_get_controller($entity_type)->load(array($id));
  return reset($result);