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Each file in your Node application represents a module and it has its own scope. Therefore to access data or functionality from another file/module you need to make them public within your application. To do that use Export method on the Module object.

var settings = {
    colour: "green",
    active: true,
    number: 43

module.exports.data = settings; // This exports an object containing the settings object

// When exporting a single function or an object you can simplify the export to the following.
// module.exports = settings;
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