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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


When working with the CDS, you need to try to keep information about different types of data in separate entities. This is known as data normalization. Relationships define how records are related to one another in the CDS.

Each entity has a primary key to provide a unique reference to the records in the entity. In the CDS, the primary key is a Global Unique Identifier (GUID) that is generated automatically by the CDS when a record is created. Relationships are created by adding a reference to the primary key. This is known as a foreign keyIn the CDS, relationships are created by using a field on one entity to hold the foreign key value. This foreign key is a pointer to the primary key on the other entity.

Two types of relationship are supported in the CDS:

  • One-to-many (1:N): A building has many floors, but each floor is for one building.
  • Many-to-many (N:N): Each contact attends several events, and each event is attended by several contacts.

One-to-one relationships...