I am putting together a data dictionary for our warehouse and we are trying to automate the process pulling the database name, view name and column name from the DBC view(s). What I find very helpful is the Label column returned in the SQL assistant Tools/List Columns report which is an English like short description of the column.
For instance column sls_org_cd has a label of Sales Organization Code. Having the label as well as the database name, view name and column name would save me a lot of time and effort as well as improve the product produced. So far my tech guys and I can't see where that comes from.
This is the 'commentstring' column in views like dbc.columnsv.
And to understand/test the difference between the two try this:
create table sqla1 (col1 integer title 'columntitle'); comment on column sqla1.col1 as 'column comment';