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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

Using data templates

Data templates are spreadsheets that you can download to increase the success of data imports. They are useful for getting data into the correct columns in manual imports, as the spreadsheet has the data types and values for the columns defined, so you reduce the chances of errors on import. Using a data template will mean the columns in the file are automatically mapped to the correct fields.

The data templates are available in Advanced Settings under Data Management, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 6.11 – Data Management settings

Clicking on Templates for Data Import opens a new window, as shown in the following figure:

Figure 6.12 – Templates for Data Import settings

You select the entity you want to import into and click on Download. An Excel spreadsheet is downloaded to your local computer containing all the fields on the entity, as shown in the following screenshot for Contact:

Figure 6.13 – Data template

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