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6 actions_synchronize($actions_in_code = array(), $delete_orphans = FALSE)
7 – 8 actions_synchronize($delete_orphans = FALSE)

Synchronizes actions that are provided by modules in hook_action_info().

Actions provided by modules in hook_action_info() implementations are synchronized with actions that are stored in the actions database table. This is necessary so that actions that do not require configuration can receive action IDs.


$delete_orphans If TRUE, any actions that exist in the database but are no longer found in the code (for example, because the module that provides them has been disabled) will be deleted.

▾ 4 functions call actions_synchronize()

drupal_flush_all_caches in includes/
Flush all cached data on the site.
system_actions_manage in modules/system/
Menu callback; Displays an overview of available and configured actions.
system_actions_remove_orphans in modules/system/
Remove actions that are in the database but not supported by any enabled module.
trigger_install in modules/trigger/trigger.install
Implements hook_install().


includes/, line 270

function actions_synchronize($delete_orphans = FALSE) {
  $actions_in_code = actions_list(TRUE);
  $actions_in_db = db_query("SELECT aid, callback, label FROM {actions} WHERE parameters = ''")->fetchAllAssoc('callback', PDO::FETCH_ASSOC);

  // Go through all the actions provided by modules.
  foreach ($actions_in_code as $callback => $array) {
    // Ignore configurable actions since their instances get put in when the
    // user adds the action.
    if (!$array['configurable']) {
      // If we already have an action ID for this action, no need to assign aid.
      if (isset($actions_in_db[$callback])) {
      else {
        // This is a new singleton that we don't have an aid for; assign one.
          'aid' => $callback, 
          'type' => $array['type'], 
          'callback' => $callback, 
          'parameters' => '', 
          'label' => $array['label'],
        watchdog('actions', "Action '%action' added.", array('%action' => $array['label']));

  // Any actions that we have left in $actions_in_db are orphaned.
  if ($actions_in_db) {
    $orphaned = array_keys($actions_in_db);

    if ($delete_orphans) {
      $actions = db_query('SELECT aid, label FROM {actions} WHERE callback IN (:orphaned)', array(':orphaned' => $orphaned))->fetchAll();
      foreach ($actions as $action) {
        watchdog('actions', "Removed orphaned action '%action' from database.", array('%action' => $action->label));
    else {
      $link = l(t('Remove orphaned actions'), 'admin/config/system/actions/orphan');
      $count = count($actions_in_db);
      $orphans = implode(', ', $orphaned);
      watchdog('actions', '@count orphaned actions (%orphans) exist in the actions table. !link', array('@count' => $count, '%orphans' => $orphans, '!link' => $link), WATCHDOG_INFO);