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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

Creating datasets

Datasets are created from the data that's been imported from your data sources. You should now cleanse and shape this data so that it is ready for creating visualizations.

The first step is to use Power Query to transform the data. Power Query is a tool that's used in several Microsoft products for extracting and transforming data. We learned how Power Query can be used to import data into the Common Data Service in Chapter 6, Managing Data

Clicking on the Transform data button in the Power BI Desktop menu opens Power Query, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 17.10 – Power Query Editor

As you can see, Power Query Editor shows the records from the query and allows you to perform many transformations on the data, from changing the data type to adding calculated columns using the Transform and Add Column tabs. Power Query allows you to cleanse the data, remove duplicates, and replace values. Each transformation is recorded...