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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 your app

The Power Apps canvas studio is a web application and has been designed to be familiar to users of Office applications.

The studio has three panes, a ribbon for commands, and a function bar where you enter Excel-like formulas, as shown in the next screenshot:

Figure 10.4 Canvas studio

As you can see, the three panes are as follows:

  • Left-hand pane: This shows the screens, controls, and data sources in your app.
  • Middle pane: This shows your app in a true WYSIWYG layout.
  • Right-hand pane: This is where you can change the properties of controls.

When you start from blank, you just have a single empty screen added to your app. You then use the menu options in the tabs at the top of the screen to build your app:

Figure 10.5  Tabs in the canvas studio

As shown in the previous screenshot, the different available tabs are as follows:

  • The Home tab: Contains the formatting commands for changing the appearance of any element in your app.
  • The Insert...