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If you have it available, an SQL Database is a good approach, because it's easy to share among multiple users and multiple apps - and "basic information" like product / part descriptions have a tendency to grow and get used for other things.

Storing it in a DB means it becomes more readily available company wide, and can thus be used for mreo things.

It really depends on what you are doing, but generally settings is a poor place to keep "general" information - app specific data like where to display it, who logged in last, what colours they prefer, that sort of thing is fine, but once you start with actual data it gets unwieldy.

And while JSON / XML as suggested by Richard are fine, they can get problematic quickly, if they have two or more users / apps processing the same data. Not saying they are bad - I use JSON a fail amount - but I find that they are better for sending "one-time" information rather than as a "updatable" store.

There is also the fun of deciding where to store them: since production software is normally installed in the Program Files folder that can cause problems since it's generally write protected for anti-virus reasons. With a "proper database" the server takes care of that and allows the data to the shared and if necessary updated by multiple sources.
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