How can i get user by his email, or return null if not found? I need to do this in cron.

This code works

$CustomerModel = $objectManager->create('\Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerRepositoryInterface');

                        try {
                            $customerExists = $CustomerModel->get($email); //Here 1 means Store ID**
                        } catch (Exception $e) {
                            $customerExists = false;

But once I run it via cron, it returns an error that email is already in use, even when in try/catch block.

Any ideas?


You have done some mistake

You have changes

catch (Exception $e) {


catch (\Magento\Framework\Exception\NoSuchEntityException $e){
catch (\Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException $e){

NoSuchEntityException exception thrown by this class when if a customer with the specified email does not exist.

LocalizedException error thrown when other errors happen.

SEE Defination

 * Retrieve customer.
 * @param string $email
 * @param int|null $websiteId
 * @return \Magento\Customer\Api\Data\CustomerInterface
 * @throws \Magento\Framework\Exception\NoSuchEntityException If customer with the specified email does not exist.
 * @throws \Magento\Framework\Exception\LocalizedException
public function get($email, $websiteId = null);
  • This seems to have fixed it, but why? Didnt "catch Exception $e" also catch NoSuchEntityException? – Bawsi Aug 16 '18 at 7:51
  • Magento2 use different type s of exception handling for API, so, it is introduce – Amit Bera Aug 16 '18 at 7:56

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