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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

Set Field Value

You should use the Set Field Value action to calculate and set the value of the field.

You choose the field to set the value for and then choose the type of calculation. There are four methods for performing a calculation:

  • Value: Sets the value of the field to a value you enter in the business rule designer.
  • Field: Replaces the value of the field with the value of another field.
  • Formula: Sets the value to the result of a simple calculation. The calculation can use either a value of another field or a value you enter in the business rule designer. 
  • Clear: Removes the value from the field; it sets the value to null.

The following screenshot shows how to use a formula to calculate the Klout field from the product of the Followers and Posts fields:

Figure 4.4 – Calculating a field with a formula

Formulas are only available for numerical and date data types. The Formula option is not shown for text fields.