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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By : Julian Sharp
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Microsoft Power Platform Functional Consultant: PL-200 Exam Guide

By: Julian Sharp

Overview of this book

The Power Platform Functional Consultant Associate (PL-200) exam tests and validates the practical skills of Power Platform users who are proficient in developing solutions by combining the tools in Power Platform and the Microsoft 365 ecosystem based on business needs. This certification guide offers complete, up-to-date coverage of the PL-200 exam so you can prepare effectively for the exam. Written in a clear, succinct way with self-assessment questions, exam tips, and mock exams with detailed explanations of solutions, this book covers common day-to-day activities involved in configuring Power Platform, such as managing entities, creating apps, implementing security, and managing system change. You'll also explore the role of a functional consultant in creating a data model in the Microsoft Dataverse (formerly Common Data Service). Moving ahead, you'll learn how to design the user experience and even build model-driven and canvas apps. As you progress, the book will show you how to manage automation and create chatbots. Finally, you'll understand how to display your data with Power BI and integrate Power Platform with Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams. By the end of this book, you'll be well-versed with the essential concepts and techniques required to prepare for the PL-200 certification exam.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Microsoft Dataverse
Section 3: Power Apps
Section 4: Automation
Section 5: Power Virtual Agents
Section 6: Integrations

Adding controls to forms

Controls is the generic term for fields and other visual elements that you can add to a form. There are many different controls:

  • Fields: You can only add fields from the entity. The control used for the field will depend on the data type of the field.
  • Canvas app: You can embed a Power Apps canvas app in a model-driven form.
  • Quick view form: You can embed a quick view form for any of the entities that have a many-to-one relationship. The fields in the quick view form are read-only.
  • Subgrid: A list of related records. You can add a subgrid for one-to-many and many-to-many relationships.
  • Timeline: The activities. The timeline is added to the form automatically if you check the Enable for activities property when creating an entity.

There are controls that you can only add using the classic form editor:

  • Spacer: Controls are added next to or beneath another control. Spacers allow you to create a blank space between controls.
  • Web resource: Web resources contain HTML...