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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

Ways to create a flow

There are several ways to create a flow:

  • Creating from a template: Use a pre-built flow template.
  • Creating from a Visio template: Use a Visio diagram as a template.
  • Creating from blank: Start with a blank canvas, adding connections, actions, and logic.

Templates allow you to create your flow quickly if there is a template that fulfills your requirements. The blank option allows you to create flows to meet your specific requirements.

There are many templates that you can use as a starting point and then edit to meet your requirements.

To create a flow, you need to access either the Power Apps maker portal or the Power Automate portal. The home page of the Power Automate portal looks as follows:

Figure 12.2 Power Automate portal

To create a new flow, you click on + Create in the left-hand navigation. This will expose the different options for creating a flow.

You can also create flows directly from within SharePoint...