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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 steps to stages

Steps are the elements the user will interact with within the business process flow. Steps are displayed under a stage when the user clicks on the circular icon for the stage. Steps represent the data that should be captured or actions that should be performed before the user can progress to the next stage.

There are different types of steps, as follows:

  • Data steps: Fields that users can enter data into
  • Action steps: Buttons that can execute action and workflow processes
  • Flow steps: Buttons that can trigger Power Automate flows
  • Workflows: Workflow processes executed when the stage transitions

You can add a step in two ways. The first method is to drag the Data Step tile from the Components pane and drop it over the indicated area within the stage. The second method is to click on Add Step in the action bar and then click on the stage where you want to add the step:

Figure 13.9 – Add a step with drag and drop

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