How do I sort my SoftCart categories or products?

SoftCart by default cannot sort the Categories or Products once they have been entered into the Store Manager. SoftCart inputs the most recently added info to the bottom of the list. Here is a manual work-around for this obstacle:

If you are familiar with FTP, you may transfer the product or category database to your local machine and save it in a tab-delimited, ASCII text format such as Access. Sort the list alphabetically or whichever way you desire. Save the file and upload it back to the server to the products directory. You will need to utilize this process each time you add a new product or category to your database if you do not want the new information appended to the bottom of the list.

The directory path for these databases is: merchant/shopdata/products/product4.pdb for products and …/product.cdb for categories.