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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 Power Query

Power Query is a data extract and transforms tool that is used in many different Microsoft products and services, from Excel to Azure Data Factory and Power BI. Power Query can extract data from a wide variety of data sources. Power Query is available in the Power Platform to import data into Common Data Service. 

The Power Apps maker portal has options for importing data:

  • Get data: Uses Power Query to transform and import data.
  • Get data from Excel: Import one or more Excel or CSV files.

To be able to import data using these options, you need to expand the Data area in the maker portal and select Entities as shown in the next screenshot:

Figure 6.20 – Importing data in the maker portal

The following screenshots will show the steps for importing a CSV file called People.csv  into the Contact record type. Clicking on Get data from Excel shows the following screen:

Figure 6.21 – Selecting entities

You should select...