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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

Understanding the limitations of business rules

Business rules are intended to address simple common requirements. Compared to what a developer can do using JavaScript in a form, business rules have limitations. 

Here are a few limitations when using business rules:

  • Business rules run only when the form loads and when the value of the field referenced in the rule is changed. Rules do not run again when a record is saved unless the scope for the rule is set at an entity level.
  • If a business rule references a field that is not present on a form, the rule will not be applied. There will be no error message to inform you that the rule hasn't been applied.
  • When the scope is set to Entity, the rule will run twice – once on the form and once on the platform.
  • Business rules work only with fields. If you need to manipulate other form elements, such as tabs or sections, you must use JavaScript.
  • You can't have more than 10 if-else conditions in a rule.
  • Nested if-else statements...