Issue checking if email already exists

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Issue checking if email already exists

I'm integrating the Constant Contact API V3 and I'm able to add new contacts and update existing ones. I need to however, determine if they already exist so I can either add new or update the existing contact. At first I thought I could use the /contacts/sign_up_form endpoint, but the syntax is slightly different between the /contacts and /contacts/sign_up_form. Hence why I need to determine beforehand to either update, or add new so I can use a different set of JSON data.


When I execute the following, all I get returned is a 1 no matter if they exist or not.

    // check if email already exists
    $encodedEmail = urlencode($ccEmail);
    $url = ''.$encodedEmail.'&include_count=false';
    $ch = curl_init();
    $header = array();
    $header[] = 'Accept: application/json';
    $header[] = 'Authorization: Bearer '.$accessToken;
    $header[] = 'Content-Type: application/json';
    $header[] = 'Cache-Control: no-cache';
    $header[] = 'Postman-Token: '.$APIkey;
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url);
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, $header);
    $response = curl_exec($ch);

According to the documentation, I should get either an empty array if they do NOT exist and an object with user data if they DO exist. See:


Not sure what I'm missing here. I'm refreshing the access token on every call, so I know it's not that, otherwise I would probably get an unauthorized error.


Can anybody shed light on this?

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