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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

Configuring duplicate detection

In many systems, it is important for records to be unique. Having multiple records referring to the same object or person can cause users to miss vital information. The Dataverse has a feature to identify duplicate records and prevent them from being created. This is called duplicate detection.

Duplicate detection has three components:

  • Duplicate detection settings: Enable and disable duplicate detection.
  • Duplicate detection rules: Define how records are matched.
  • Duplicate detection jobs: Create scheduled jobs to detect duplicates.

You can access the duplicate detection feature from the Power Platform admin center. Select an environment, open Settings, and then expand Data management. You will see the three duplicate detection components (settings, rules, and jobs), as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.1 – Duplicate detection options in the Power Platform admin center

You need to decide where duplication detection is used in your application...