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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

Trigger types

There are three different types of triggers for initiating Power Automate flows:

  • Automated: A flow that is started by an event defined in a connector, such as a record being created or a file being added to a file location
  • Instant: A flow that is run manually by a user, such as a button being pressed
  • Scheduled: A flow that is run on a recurring basis, such as at 9 a.m. every workday, or every hour

These three trigger types are presented in the following screenshot:

Figure 12.15 – Three ways to make a flow

The triggers in each connector will be one of these three types. Most triggers are for automated flows, where an event in the service the connector is for can be used to start flows.

The Scheduled flow option creates a flow with a trigger called Recurrence. The Recurrence trigger is as follows:

Figure 12.16 – Recurrence trigger

In the Recurrence trigger, you specify when and how often the flow will be run.

There are several instant triggers....