I'm trying to retrieve in some custom code the existing attribute groups from multiple attribute sets.
For this, I am using the Magento\Eav\Model\Attribute\GroupRepository::getList method with search criteria builders and filters.
But I get a Magento\Framework\Exception\NoSuchEntityException with the message No such entity with %fieldName = %fieldValue.

This is my code:

private $searchCriteriaBuilder;
private $filterBuilder;
private $attributeGroupRepository;
public function __construct (
    \Magento\Eav\Api\AttributeGroupRepositoryInterface $attributeGroupRepository,
    \Magento\Framework\Api\SearchCriteriaBuilder $searchCriteriaBuilder,
    \Magento\Framework\Api\FilterBuilder $filterBuilder
) {
    $this->attributeGroupRepository = $attributeGroupRepository;
    $this->searchCriteriaBuilder = $searchCriteriaBuilder;
    $this->filterBuilder = $filterBuilder;

private function getExistingAttributeGroupIds($existingAttributeSetIds)

    $attributeGroups = $this->attributeGroupRepository->getList($this->searchCriteriaBuilder->create());
    $attributeGroupIds = [];

    foreach ($attributeGroups->getItems() as $attributeGroup) {
        $attributeGroupIds[] = $attributeGroup->getAttributeGroupId();

    return $attributeGroupIds;

I did some digging around and found that the issue comes from the getList method of the attribute group repository:

    $attributeSetId = $this->retrieveAttributeSetIdFromSearchCriteria($searchCriteria);
    if (!$attributeSetId) {
        throw InputException::requiredField('attribute_set_id');
    try {
    } catch (\Exception $exception) {
        throw NoSuchEntityException::singleField('attributeSetId', $attributeSetId);

This line $attributeSetId = $this->retrieveAttributeSetIdFromSearchCriteria($searchCriteria); ignores the fact that my filter has the condition in and expects it to be an integer. But based on my code it returns an array. So $this->setRepository->get($attributeSetId); tries to retrieve an attribute set with an id that is actually an array and it obviously fails.

So I have 2 questions about this:

  1. Should I report this as a bug/inconsistency?
  2. Is there a nice way to get the attribute groups via a single query for multiple attribute sets? Please don't suggest calling getList for each attribute set (I have a lot of them so a foreach is not a nice solution). Please don't suggest using attribute group collections instead of repositories. I already thought about the 2 solutions above. I want a clean, "magento2-way" one.

1 Answer 1


In case someone else stumbles on this.... In the version 2.1.9 this is not possible with one query.
I opened an issue on the github repo and a PR to change this in one of the next versions.
hopefully it will get accepted.

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