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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 segmented solutions

A Common Data Service entity contains not just the entity definition, but also the required fields, views, forms, relationships, business rules, and charts. The fields and forms and so on are sub-components and belong to the entity.

In earlier versions of Dynamics 365, adding an entity included all the sub-components in your solution. You couldn't have a solution just containing the individual sub-component you needed to change. Because of the way unmanaged solutions work, it was easy to accidentally release changes that had been made to other sub-components by other users.

In the Power Platform, you can create a solution that only contains the selected sub-components of an entity. This reduces the risk of accidentally including changes that have been made in another solution.

When you add an existing entity to a solution, you will be presented with a page similar to the following:

Figure 20.3 – Adding an entity to an existing solution

In the preceding...