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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

Introducing business rules

Business rules are a component of Common Data Service and have two purposes. The first way that business rules are used is within model-driven app forms, to change how fields are displayed. The second way that business rules are employed is at the data layer to validate data and calculate values. 

There are many occasions when minor changes need to be made to the form at runtime – for example, setting a field value or hiding a field. You can control form fields in JavaScript, but this requires specialist skills. Business rules were introduced to make simple form manipulation achievable without the need for such developer skills.

Business rules have been extended further to allow you to apply business logic, both in the client app and on the data platform, without the need to write code.

The client-side logic is immediate because the rules are executed when a user opens or updates a form, while the server-side logic applies when a user, or any process...