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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

Working with unmanaged solutions

Any solution that you manually create is an unmanaged solution. You can edit, add, and create new components in unmanaged solutions.

There is an especially important concept to understand surrounding unmanaged solutions that is crucial if you wish to understand how solutions work: when you add an existing component to an unmanaged solution, the component is not copied. Instead, a reference is made in the unmanaged solution to the component in the default solution.

In the following diagram, you can see that there are several components in the Default solution. A new solution, Solution A, has been created and adds one of the existing components, Component X, to the solution. Solution A now references Component X in the Default solution:

Figure 20.1 – Solution components

If you create a new component in an unmanaged solution, this component is actually created in the Default solution, and in the unmanaged solution, a reference is added...