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Cache is a plugin for CakePHP that allows you to easily cache find results

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1.1 2014-08-21 03:20 UTC

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Cache is a plugin for CakePHP that allows you to easily cache find results. While most solutions for caching queries force you to overwrite Model::find() in your AppModel, Cache only requires adding a behavior to your model.

Have settings that hardly change? Have a database list of states or something that never change but you still want them in the db? Just like caching your results? Use Cache!


  • CakePHP >= 2.0.x (check tags for older versions of CakePHP)



    var $actsAs = array(

By default, Cache uses the 'default' cache configuration in your core.php file. If you want to use a different configuration, just pass it in the 'config' key.

     * @var array Using Behavior
    public $actsAs = array(
        'Cache.Cached' => array(
            'config' => '_cake_queries_',
            'map' => '_cake_queries_map_',
            'clearOnDelete' => true,
            'clearOnSave' => true,
            'auto' => true,
            'gzip' => false,

It's best to place Cache last on your list of behaviors so the query Cacher looks for reflects the changes the previous behaviors might have made.

Options that you can pass:

  • config The name of an existing Cache configuration to duplicate (default 'default')
  • map The name of an existing Cache configuration to duplicate (default 'default'), for 'map of cache keys'
  • clearOnSave Whether or not to delete the cache on saves (default true)
  • clearOnDelete Whether or not to delete the cache on deletes (default true)
  • auto Automatically cache (default false)
  • gzip Automatically compress/decompress cached data (default false)

Using Cache with Model::find(), Controller::paginate(), etc.

If you set auto to false, you can pass a 'cache' key in your query that is either true to cache the results, false to not cache it, or array options to overwrite default settings for that specific call.

    // cache the results of this query for a day
    $this->Post->find('all', array(
		  'conditions' => array('Post.name LIKE' => '%awesome%'),
		  'cache' => array(
                'config'   => '_cake_queries_',
                'gzip'     => false,
                'key'      => 'key_of_cache',
                'duration' => '+1 days'
    // don't cache the results of this query at all
    $this->Post->find('all', array(
		  'conditions' => array('Post.name LIKE' => '%lame%'),
		  'cache' => false
    // cache using the default settings even if auto = false
    $this->Post->find('all', array(
		  'conditions' => array('Post.name LIKE' => '%okay i guess%'),
		  'cache' => true

How it works

Cache intercepts any find query and temporarily changes the datasource to one that handle's checking the cache..

You can always disable Cache by using Behavior::detach() or Behavior::disable().


  • Quick and easy caching by just attaching the behavior to a model
  • Clear cache for a specific model on the fly using $this->Post->clearCache()
  • Clear a specific query by passing the conditions to clearCache()

Task lists

  • Write test scripts
  • Write how to install

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