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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

Understanding reporting options

Users need to be able to produce analyses of their data and produce formatted reports to their management and external stakeholders. The Power Platform provides a number of options to assist in analyzing, prioritizing, and viewing data. The options have been increased with each new release:

  • Views
  • Export to Excel
  • Charts
  • Dashboards
  • Word and Excel templates
  • Report wizard
  • SQL Reporting Services
  • Power BI

Views, charts, and dashboards have been explained earlier in this chapter but there are a few issues when it comes to generating formatted output:

  • Chart results cannot be exported or printed. The only option, if you want to share a picture of a chart, is to take a screenshot. Charts are not accessible except from within the app.
  • Dashboards cannot be exported or printed. Dashboards can only be accessed by a licensed user.
  • Dashboards show current data, not trends. For trend analysis, time series, and deeper analysis, you should consider the use of Power BI...