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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

Importing data from different sources

You can manually enter data through the user interface, but there will normally be a need to import data. The import could be a one-off migration from a legacy system at go-live, or it could be the regular upload of records extracted from other systems.

Common Data Service provides several different methods for importing data:

  • Using the Import Data Wizard in the classic web interface
  • Importing from Excel in model-driven apps
  • Getting data using Power Query in the Power Apps maker portal

The tools provided by Microsoft are, by design, fairly limited in their capabilities. There are third-party tools for importing data for more complex or high-volume imports.

We will start by looking at the Import Data Wizard, which is useful for importing small sets of clean data.