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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 views

When a user selects an entity in the site map of a model-driven app, they will see a grid of records. This grid is a view. You can change which views are shown by default and can customize the view definition.

Views define how a list of records for an entity is displayed. Views are a fundamental part of the user interface and one that is often overlooked.

In this section, we will explore the types of views, how to customize views, and adding controls to forms.

A view definition consists of the following:

  • The entity the view will display records for
  • The fields to display as columns in the list
  • The order of columns in the list
  • The query (filter) to restrict which records will be displayed
  • The sort order

Each entity has its own set of views that are displayed in various places in the user interface. Users utilize views to focus on the records that they need to work on. You should put careful thought into the number, and design, of views. If users have to go into...