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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

Cleansing data

When migrating or importing data, the quality of the data can be lower than if the data was entered in your apps. The import tools will not fail if data is missing from fields. This can lead to issues when accessing imported data.

There are a number of problems that are commonly encountered when importing data:

  • Users are unable to save records as the required fields are blank.
  • Errors are processed due to invalid or missing data.

There are several approaches that you can take to cleanse data:

  • Cleanse before import: If the data is in Excel or CSV format, you can use Excel to examine the data, correct errors, and add missing values.
  • Use Power Query to import the data: Power Query has the functionality to filter records, transform data, and add or calculate missing values. Power Query is an ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) tool.
  • List data to be cleansed: Create views that list the missing values of records and let users fix the data using the forms in the app.
  • Cleanse...