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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 solutions

Before you start customizing the CDS, you should create a solution. The solution will act as a container for all your customization changes.

Solutions are created in the Power Apps Maker portal. You create a solution by clicking on Solutions at the bottom of the left-hand navigation pane and then clicking on + New solution, as shown in Figure 3.4:

Figure 3.4 Creating a solution

A pane will open on the right-hand side as shown in the previous screenshot. When creating solutions, start by specifying the following fields:

  • Display name
  • Name
  • Publisher
  • Version
Name defaults to Display name, with all spaces and special characters removed. The name cannot be changed once the solution has been created.

The Version number helps you track where your changes have been deployed to each of your environments. This is especially useful if you have separate environments for development, staging, test, training, and production.

The version number is four parts separated...