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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 attended and non-attended flows

UI flows contain a series of actions required to perform a task. You can run UI flows individually, but for automation, you need to run UI flows as part of a Power Automate flow.

The UI flows connector allows you to initiate a UI flow on a computer. When you select the UI flows connector, you can choose to run either a Desktop UI flow or a Web UI flow as shown in the next screenshot:

Figure 14.9 – UI flows connector

When you choose one of these actions, you need to select the gateway to the computer that will run the flow along with the credentials for logging into the computer.

You then select the UI flow to run and select Run Mode:

Figure 14.10 – Running a UI flow step in a Power Automate flow

Run Mode is how the UI flow will be run. There are two modes:

  • Attended: The UI flow runs while the user is sat watching the screen. Attended flows are used for a part of a process that is very repetitive. The user monitors the actions...