In Magento 1.x I could do


How can I check this in Magento 2?

5 Answers 5

try {
    $product = $productRepository->get($sku);
} catch (\Magento\Framework\Exception\NoSuchEntityException $e){
    $product = false;
  • This works exactly as I wanted.
    – TS Guhan
    Jun 7, 2019 at 12:38

Try this:

$objectManager = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
$product = $objectManager->get('Magento\Catalog\Model\Product');

if($product->getIdBySku($sku)) {
    echo 'exit';    


protected $product;
    public function __construct(
            \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $product
    ) {
        $this->_product = $product;

and after check

if($this->_product->getIdBySku($sku)) {
    echo 'exit';    
  • 2
    I thought you shouldn't use the objectManager directly
    – bpoiss
    Mar 18, 2016 at 11:41
  • updated ans pls check now
    – Abdul
    Mar 18, 2016 at 11:56
  • 2nd version without the object manager is better :) Jun 21, 2017 at 12:48

See @bpoiss answer, my answer is more about how to get a product using the sku.

To do so you can use the Magento\Catalog\Model\ProductRepository class.

First inject it in your constructor:

protected $_productRepository;

public function __construct(/* your original parameters here */, \Magento\Catalog\Model\ProductRepository $productRepository)
    /* your original code here */
    $this->_productRepository = $productRepository;
    /* end of your original code */

Then in your function you can do:

  • 1
    This didn't work for me because if the sku exists i got an instance of ProductInterface and otherwise the string 'Product does not exist' which evaluetes to true. I would have to do an additional instance check
    – bpoiss
    Mar 18, 2016 at 11:40
  • @bpoiss yeah that's right my answer is more about how to get a product from the sku, your answer is definitely the right one ;) Btw, you can tick the 'answer my question' when you create a new question so you will have only one form to fill ;) Mar 18, 2016 at 11:50
  • thank you for pointing this out, but in the moment I wrote the question I did not know the answer ^^
    – bpoiss
    Mar 18, 2016 at 11:53
  • @bpoiss haha ok ^^ as your answer was quick I guessed you knew it. ;) Mar 18, 2016 at 11:53

Just found out that the getIdBySku method still exists in \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product. Inject it with

public function __construct(
    \Magento\Catalog\Model\Product $productModel
) {
    $this->productModel = $productModel;

and than you can check with


I think you can:

$checkProduct = $this->objectManager->create(
    echo 'exist';

But it is not the standard function.

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