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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

Configuration Migration tool

One of the challenges faced when working on a system is keeping reference data synchronized across environments. The Configuration Migration tool assists in the copying of configuration and reference data from one environment to another. 

Scenarios where you might use the Configuration Migration tool to synchronize data are as follows:

  • Reference data, such as countries or keywords
  • Currencies
  • Product catalog
  • Portal configuration

The Configuration Migration tool allows you to do the following:

  • Export sets of data
  • Import sets of data, keeping the same references on all environments
  • Import sets of interrelated data

The Configuration Migration tool is contained in the SDK Core Tools package, which can be downloaded from NuGet.

The process of using the Configuration Migration tool is as follows:

  1. Run the Configuration Migration tool to create the schema file of entities to be exported. This is an XML file.
  2. Run the Configuration...