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Datadictionaries, why?

Datadictionaries, why?

Datadictionaries, why?

I'm working on a new n-tier application, and we are in the "modeling" fase. We will build it with VB6, and it has to work with an Oracle and a SQLserver database, maybe even with an AccessDB. We are looking into the use of a datadictionary, but I know almost nothing about this subject.
I understand it is usefull during the developfase, but what it's role is in a build application, I don't know.
Maybe somebody can help me on this subject? What are the pro's and cons of using a datadictionary, and what can U use it for?

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