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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

Using input from the previous step

Each step defines its inputs and its outputs. You can use the output of a previous step as input to a step using the Dynamic content tool:

Figure 12.10 – Dynamic content

You can search for dynamic content for outputs. The outputs are grouped by the name of the previous steps.

If you do not see Dynamic content, then zoom out in your browser until Dynamic content appears.

Clicking on the output field adds that output to the action step:

Figure 12.11 – Dynamic content added to an action

Dynamic content operates like a mail merge in Word, with the field stubs appearing as shown in the preceding screenshot.

You may need to combine the outputs, convert, for example, text to a number, perform a calculation, or apply an offset to the date. To do this, you need to use expressions.