I must be missing something, I'm new to FMP12, used FMP11 for 3 mothns before switching over.
I have a tables called NewLeads and I created a new table called Notes, I have a relationship with them and was able to connect it using a portal.
Today I created a new table called Dealres, I want to be able to imput data to that table without having a relationship with the NewLeads table, but when I try to imput data on the Dealers layout I can't.
Create record & add data? Don’t really understand your problem. But with a portal you can set the relationship to allow creation of related records automatically, Could this be causing confusion?? This does not happen normally, rather it is a convenience function included in the relationship setup.