Portal necessary to create summary from another table?
I'm trying to create a mini summary of the most recent transactions on what I call our homepage. The 'homepage' is an independent/unrelated table that all users land on when they log on, and has a bunch of buttons to useful layouts.
To create this summary, I was thinking I would just create a portal to the table where the transactions are recorded, and stick it on the homepage (then only display 5 records sorted by date). However, I discovered the tables need to be related in order to create a portal.
Do I need to find a way to relate my homepage appropriately to this table? Or is there a simpler way to create this summary report?