If a user wants to easily create related records, a portal based on a relationship set to allow creation is obviously appropriate.
Nevertheless, this built-in technique has some cons:
This sample file presents two easy techniques that allow creation from a field placed above the portal.
The first one, the easiest as well, has been available since FileMaker 7 (although the auto enter calculation would require a little adaptation, because it’s making use of Self function, a FileMaker 9 feature)
The second one uses filtered portals, a FileMaker 11 feature.