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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 Dataflows to extract and transform data

Power Platform Dataflows is a cloud-based extract, transform and load (ETL) tool that you can use to extract and shape data for use in Power BI.

Dataflows are created in the Power BI service. To create a dataflow, you must click on the Dataflows tab in a Power BI workspace: 

Figure 17.12 – Dataflows in a Power BI workspace

To create a new dataflow, click on + Create in the action bar and select Dataflow, as shown in the preceding screenshot. A new dataflow page will be shown that provides four options, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 17.13 – Start creating your dataflow options

To extract data from the Common Data Service, click on the Add new entities button. Clicking on this button makes a list of data sources to choose from appear, including the Common Data Service, as shown here:

Figure 17.14 – Data sources for dataflows

Choose Common Data Service and enter the URL...