variable_set

4.6 bootstrap.inc variable_set($name, $value)
4.7 bootstrap.inc variable_set($name, $value)
5 bootstrap.inc variable_set($name, $value)
6 bootstrap.inc variable_set($name, $value)
7 bootstrap.inc variable_set($name, $value)
8 bootstrap.inc variable_set($name, $value)

Sets a persistent variable.

Case-sensitivity of the variable_* functions depends on the database collation used. To avoid problems, always use lower case for persistent variable names.

Parameters

$name: The name of the variable to set.

$value: The value to set. This can be any PHP data type; these functions take care of serialization as necessary.

See also

variable_del()

variable_get()

969 calls to variable_set()

2 string references to 'variable_set'

File

drupal/includes/bootstrap.inc, line 972
Functions that need to be loaded on every Drupal request.

Code

function variable_set($name, $value) {
  global $conf;

  db_merge('variable')->key(array('name' => $name))->fields(array('value' => serialize($value)))->execute();

  cache_clear_all('variables', 'cache_bootstrap');

  $conf[$name] = $value;
}