An accumulator field is the name of a database field in a dataset containing information.
An accumulator field can either contain planned budget values or historical values for different statistical reports.
Accumulator fields are used for sales budgeting and statistics for customer orders. They are used within datasets by entering them in 'Dataset. Connect Accumulator Fields' (OSS402). They are also used to define report keys in report definitions in 'Sales Stats Report. Select Key Fields' (OSS410).
Accumulator fields are entered in sequence number order, which controls the order in the physical file created when a dataset is activated.