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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

Configuring fields

Fields display controls that users use to view or edit data in a record. Some field controls can be changed from simple fields into visual controls. You can switch the control used by selecting a field on the form, and in the form field's properties, expand Components and click on + Component, as shown in the following screenshot for a numeric field:

Figure 9.10 – Adding a visual component to an input field in the field properties

Depending on the data type for the field, you will see different controls. For a whole number field, you can choose from the controls shown in Figure 9.10. For a two-options field, you can choose between a toggle and flip switch. The following screenshot shows the field controls in a model-driven app:

Figure 9.11 – Visual components in a form

There are other properties for field controls that you can configure. These properties are shown in Figure 9.10:

  • LabelThe label defaults to the display name of the field....