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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 Power BI with Power Apps

Power Apps has its own charting capabilities, but they are quite limited. You can create a better experience for your users by consuming Power BI visuals within Power Apps. 

You can embed individual Power BI visuals in a canvas Power App. The following screenshot shows the Power BI control in a canvas app:

Figure 17.19 – Embedding Power BI in a canvas Power App

To add a Power BI tile to a canvas app, you must add the Power BI tile control, select the Power BI Workspace, choose the Dashboard you require, and then choose a Tile from that dashboard. The visual will then be displayed in the app. The following screenshot shows a tile embedded in a canvas app:

Figure 17.20 –Power BI tile displayed in a canvas Power App

You can also add Power BI to a model-driven app personal dashboard. In a model-driven app, you can add new dashboards, as shown here:

Figure 17.21 – Adding a Power BI dashboard to a model-driven app