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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 search

Users need to be able to search for and find records from within the user interface of an app. There are several typical search requirements, such as finding a specific record, or finding all similar records, to be able to create complex queries to find a set of records.

There are several different ways to search for data in a model-driven app:

  • Quick Find: Each entity has a search field in the top right of the view that searches specified fields in that entity.
  • Advanced Find: A tool to create and run complex queries.
  • Categorized Search: Searches across up to 10 entities using the fields defined for Quick Find.
  • Relevance Search: Searches across multiple entities and fields utilizing the Azure Search functionality.

An example of using Quick Find is shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.31 – Quick Find

The fields searched on can be changed in the Power Apps maker portal by customizing the Quick Find view in the entity. The following screenshot shows the...