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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


With expressions, you can perform operations on strings, dates, and numbers. You can convert data from one type to another, perform mathematical operations, parse data, and manipulate data to obtain what you need.

There is a second tab next to the Dynamic content tool, called Expression. The following screenshot shows the Expression tab:

Figure 12.12 – Expressions

The following screenshot shows an expression that concatenates the first name and last name:

Figure 12.13 – Expression added to an action

You build a flow by adding steps, taking the output from one step and using it as the input for another step:

Figure 12.14 - Multiple steps in a flow

Before looking at using Power Automate with Common Data Service, we need to learn about the different ways to initiate flows using the different types of triggers.