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    2. 6
    3. 7 node.api.php
    4. 8 node.api.php
5 – 8 hook_insert($node)

Respond to node insertion.

This is a hook used by node modules. It is called to allow the module to take action when a new node is being inserted in the database by, for example, inserting information into related tables.


$node The node being inserted.

Return value


To take action when nodes of any type are inserted (not just nodes of the type(s) defined by this module), use hook_nodeapi() instead.

For a detailed usage example, see node_example.module.

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documentation/developer/hooks/node.php, line 302

function hook_insert($node) {
  db_query("INSERT INTO {mytable} (nid, extra)
    VALUES (%d, '%s')", $node->nid, $node->extra);