NATS4 Custom Program and Campaign Selection Pages

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Pages in NATS4 can allow affiliates to select a program, campaign, and site to promote, and provide the corresponding NATS Linkcode.

These pages act similarly to the Affiliate Adtools or the Affiliate Link Codes pages. You can use the following template functions to configure your pages:

{list_campaigns}

For more details, see the nats_list_campaigns article.

This template function returns a set of campaigns in the {$campaign} variable, which you can then use to build a drop-down menu. For example:

{list_campaigns}
<select name="campaignid">{html_options options=$campaign}</select>

{list_programs}

For more details, see the nats_list_programs article.

This template function returns a set of programs for the affiliate into the {$programs} variable that you can then use to build a drop-down menu. For example:

{list_programs}
<select name="programid">{html_options options=$programs}</select>

{list_sites program=$smarty.request.programid}

For more details, see the nats_list_sites article.

This template function wants the number ID number of a certain program to be passed to the program parameter. It returns the variable ($sites) with a set of sites found in that program. You can loop through sites by using the following example code:

{list_sites program=$smarty.request.programid}
{foreach from=$sites item="site"}
{$site.id} :: {$site.name}
{/foreach}

{nats_encode campaignid=$smarty.request.campaignid programid=$smarty.request.programid siteid=$site.id}

For more details, see the nats_encode article.

This template function wants three parameters: campaignid, programid, and siteid. It returns the encoded NATS link code in the {$encoded} variable.

Example

The following is sample template using three of the template functions listed above:

<form method="get" action="internal.php">
<input type="hidden" name="page" value="thispage">
{list_campaigns}
Select Campaign: <select name="campaignid">{html_options options=$campaign}</select> <input type="submit" value=" Go ">
</form>
{if $smarty.request.campaignid}
<form method="get" action="internal.php">
<input type="hidden" name="page" value="thispage">
<input type="hidden" name="campaignid" value="{$smarty.request.campaignid}">
{list_programs}
Select Programid: <select name="programid">{html_options options=$programs}</select> <input type="submit" value=" Go ">
</form>
{if $smarty.request.programid}
{list_sites program=$smarty.request.programid}
{foreach from=$sites item="site"}
{nats_encode programid=$smarty.request.programid siteid=$site.id campaignid=$smarty.request.campaignid}
{$site.id} :: {$site.name} :: {$encoded}
{/foreach}
{/if}
{/if}

The NATS linkcode code can be found inside the {foreach} ... {/foreach} loop. You can change this code in order to display the Linkcode however you wish.