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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


Connections are an alternative to creating relationships between entities. Connections are a special type of many-to-many relationship. To use connections, an entity must be enabled for connections, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 3.14 – Enabling an entity for connections

Once enabled, a user can connect a record in the entity to a record in another entity that is also enabled for connections using the Connect button in the action bar of a model-driven app form, as shown here:

Figure 3.15 – The Connect button in a model-driven app form

Clicking on To Another opens the connection from where a user can select the other record. The following screenshot shows connecting to a custom entity for a social media account:

Figure 3.16 – Connection form

When a record is selected, a user can optionally select a connection role. Connection roles describe the relationship. In Figure 3.16, you may have roles for...