Following a product save event I am trying to access the product within Magento 2.

I have configured the listener on:


the xml looks as follows:

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="controller_action_catalog_product_save_entity_after">
        <observer name="wire_products_update" instance="TBS\WireProductsHook\Observer\WireProductsUpdate" />

When a product saved observers class is called. But how to access the saved product information. The observer class is as follows:

* Copyright © 2015 Magento. All rights reserved.
* See COPYING.txt for license details.
namespace TBS\WireProductsHook\Observer;

use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class WireProductsUpdate implements ObserverInterface {

    public function execute( \Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer ) {

        // echos name of event: controller_action_catalog_product_save_entity_after
        echo 'name of event: ' . $observer->getEvent()->getName();

        // tried using the same method as the save class: <magento>/module-catalog/Controller/Adminhtml/Product/Save.php on line 76
        $controller = $observer->getData('controller');

        // Fails: Fatal error: Cannot access protected property ...
        $product = $controller->initializationHelper->initialize($controller->productBuilder->build($controller->getRequest()));



Within /module-catalog/Controller/Adminhtml/Product/Save.php the event is fired on line 114:

    ['controller' => $this]

Controller pass as an argument. However, I am unsure how to to use this to access the product.

I would like to get the products SKU


If you want to $productobj after saving product from backend then you can easily use catalog_product_save_after event.

I am assuming that you already know how to create a module in M2.

Put this events.xml in below path


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Event/etc/events.xsd">
    <event name="catalog_product_save_after">
        <observer name="test_name" instance="YOUR_NAMESPACE\YOUR_MODULENAME\Observer\Productsaveafter" />

And put your Productsaveafter.php in below path




use Magento\Framework\Event\ObserverInterface;

class Productsaveafter implements ObserverInterface
    public function execute(\Magento\Framework\Event\Observer $observer)
        $_product = $observer->getProduct();  // you will get product object
        $_sku=$_product->getSku(); // for sku

  • Perfect, that's got it. Can I ask how I would find out about that event? I can't see it listed in the source code so didn't know it existed.
    – GuyC
    Dec 16 '15 at 13:57
  • You can find reference of events from this links cyrillschumacher.com/magento2-list-of-all-dispatched-events and magento.stackexchange.com/questions/87738/magento-2-events-list @GuyC
    – Keyur Shah
    Dec 16 '15 at 14:00
  • I did have that list as a reference but couldn't see it there either, hence I ended up using: controller_action_catalog_product_save_entity_after, is it omitted for any reason?
    – GuyC
    Dec 16 '15 at 14:02
  • 1
    Please note that if you put your event.xml file in adminhtml area then your observer will be not executed in other areas like REST or SOAP that represent web api
    – KAndy
    Dec 16 '15 at 17:08
  • 2
    @GuyC Finally found where it comes from. There is a specific event which uses an entity-specific “prefix”. In Magento, most of the core models redefine the internal variable “_eventPrefix”, so one can observe CRUD operations for specific models. To determine the prefix used for a model, you need to check the model source code. Check this: magento.stackexchange.com/questions/184772/…
    – Mehdi
    Jul 24 '17 at 15:41

This is quite old. I m not sure if anyone cares now. But I was looking for this so:

I m not sure since when but definitely on M2.2.x that event is like this now:

                    ['controller' => $this, 'product' => $product]

This means it is giving you now the product too.

For your case you should have done this and you could get the product attributes as an array:

$post = $observer->getController();
        $data = $post->getRequest()->getPost();
        $productAsArray = $data['product'];
  • $product = $observer->getData('product'); should get you the Product
    – shobekhan
    Oct 7 '19 at 10:51

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