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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 a business rule

Business rules are created without using code. You can either drag and drop conditions and actions or use point and click using the business rule visual designer tool. You use this tool to create and edit business rules.

Business rules are created and edited using a browser. Although you can still use the classic portal, the exam and this book use the Power Apps maker portal:

To create a business rule, you should navigate to the Business rules tab for an entity, and click on Add business rule in the action bar. The following figure shows how the business rule visual designer looks:

Figure 4.19 Business rule visual designer

After you click on Create, the business rule designer is opened. The designer has the following:

  • A toolbar on the left to add components to, and remove components from, the business rule
  • A toolbar at the top to perform actions on the business rule as a whole, such as save
  • A Components...