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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

Connecting to the Common Data Service

If you need to build your own reports with your own entities, you need to connect to the Common Data Service using Power BI Desktop. Starting Power BI Desktop will display the following page:

Figure 17.6 – Get Data in Power BI Desktop

Clicking on Get data from another source or the Get Data button from the Power BI Desktop menu will make the following screen appear. Here, you can select your data source:

Figure 17.7 – Get Data options in Power BI Desktop

To connect to the Common Data Service, select Power Platform | Common Data Service Connect. Another popup window will be displayed, prompting you to add the URL of your Power Platform environment:

Figure 17.8 – Connecting to the Common Data Service

In the previous window, enter the URL for your environment and click OK. Once Power BI has connected to the Common Data Service, the Navigator window will be displayed. The Navigator...