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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

How processes are triggered 

A classic workflow can be triggered by the following events on records in the CDS:

  • Creating a record
  • Updating a record
  • Deleting a record
  • Changing the status of a record
  • Change of ownership (assigning) of a record 

The following screenshot shows the triggers for a classic workflow:

Figure 5.3 – Triggers

On the update trigger, you can define the fields that will trigger the workflow if they are changed.

Only specify the fields required for the update trigger. Do not select all fields.
The CDS does not differentiate an update when a field is updated with the same value. Updating a field to the same value will trigger the workflow.

A classic workflow can also be run manually. This is called on-demand. Classic workflows can also be called from other workflows. This is known as a child process.

The following screenshot shows where a classic workflow can be run:

Figure 5.4 – Available to be run

The triggers for a classic workflow...