This module provides an "Argument-based" cache plugin for Views. It should only be used with Views that take arguments.
Traditional cache plugins generate cache keys based on everything available during the Views build process. This makes it impossible to flush a cache for a View only for specific arguments.
Take this example..
We have two node types: School and Class. A class node has a node-reference field back to a school. When viewing a school node, we use a view to show all classes that are linked to that school. Before this module, the best cache plugin would be Views content cache, which allows us to clear the cache only when a certain node-type is added/updated. We would set the cache to flush whenever a class node was created. But, why empty every single school cache just because one class was created?
With this module, you can target the Views cache for a given view, display, and provided arguments. There is also an option in the plugin to specify the amount of arguments to use to generate the cache key. This is useful if a view takes multiple arguments, but you only want to clear the cache for say, the first one. For example, the view takes a nid and date argument. The view will be cached for each date you're viewing, but when some action takes place, you'll want to clear everything just for that given nid.