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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

Business rule scope and canvas apps

If you choose a named form or All Forms as the scope for your business rule, then the business rule will not apply to any canvas app.

If you chose Entity for the scope of your business rule, the business rule affects any app or service that uses Common Data Service. If you have a canvas app that uses Common Data Service for its data, then when the canvas app creates or updates a record in Common Data Service, the business rule actions will be applied. However, only the group of actions that affect data will be performed, as follows:

  • Set Field Value
  • Set Default Value
  • Show Error Message

The following actions are not available in canvas apps:

  • Set Business Required 
  • Set Visibility
  • Lock/Unlock
  • Recommendation 
If you want to control visibility, read-only, or mandatory fields in a canvas app, you need to add formulas to your canvas apps.

As well as the limitations of business rules with canvas apps, there are some other considerations for using...