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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

Documenting the business rule

The snapshot button in the action bar creates an image file in Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format. The image created shows the condition and action tiles from the canvas. The following figure shows how to take a snapshot:

Figure 4.27 – Taking a snapshot

The next screenshot is an example image generated by clicking on the Snapshot button:

Figure 4.28 – An example snapshot

Snapshots such as the one in the preceding figure are useful for documenting business rules or for discussing the business rule with others in a workshop as they show the logic and actions in a visual representation that everyone can understand.

Snapshots show the entire canvas, but when you are editing a business rule, you only see a small part of the rule. The mini-map can help you see the entire process.