NATS5 Cascade Overview

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    Adtool
GET /adtool/admin
GET /adtool/adtools
GET /adtool/adtool
GET /adtool/adtool-rules
GET /adtool/adtool-rule
GET /adtool/categories
GET /adtool/field-options
GET /adtool/field-types
GET /adtool/groups
GET /adtool/search
GET /adtool/templates
GET /adtool/types
GET /adtool/type
POST /adtool/adtool
POST /adtool/adtool-rule
POST /adtool/category
POST /adtool/field
POST /adtool/field-option
POST /adtool/group
POST /adtool/import
POST /adtool/type
PATCH /adtool/adtool
PATCH /adtool/adtool-group
PATCH /adtool/adtool-rule
PATCH /adtool/category
PATCH /adtool/field
PATCH /adtool/field-option
PATCH /adtool/group
PATCH /adtool/move
PATCH /adtool/restore-adtool
PATCH /adtool/restore-category
PATCH /adtool/restore-field
PATCH /adtool/restore-field-option
PATCH /adtool/restore-type
PATCH /adtool/type
DELETE /adtool/adtool
DELETE /adtool/adtool-rule
DELETE /adtool/category
DELETE /adtool/field
DELETE /adtool/field-option
DELETE /adtool/group
DELETE /adtool/type
    Affiliate
DELETE /affiliate/account-rep
DELETE /affiliate/account-type
DELETE /affiliate/affiliate
DELETE /affiliate/doc
DELETE /affiliate/group
DELETE /affiliate/permissions
GET /affiliate/account-changes
GET /affiliate/account-types
GET /affiliate/admin-settings
GET /affiliate/campaigns
GET /affiliate/current
GET /affiliate/current-permissions
GET /affiliate/docs
GET /affiliate/doc
GET /affiliate/groups
GET /affiliate/group
GET /affiliate/hits
GET /affiliate/link-styles
GET /affiliate/loginids
GET /affiliate/loginlog
GET /affiliate/manual-payout
GET /affiliate/news-sections
GET /affiliate/notes
GET /affiliate/notices
GET /affiliate/override
GET /affiliate/payout
GET /affiliate/payment-periods
GET /affiliate/payvia-types
GET /affiliate/payvia-type
GET /affiliate/permissions
GET /affiliate/programcampaigns
GET /affiliate/referrer
GET /affiliate/referring-urls
GET /affiliate/reps
GET /affiliate/rest-methods
GET /affiliate/search
GET /affiliate/search-limited
GET /affiliate/settings
GET /affiliate/skins
GET /affiliate/soap-functions
GET /affiliate/status
PATCH /affiliate/adminsettings
PATCH /affiliate/account-change
PATCH /affiliate/account-type
PATCH /affiliate/account-type-permissions
PATCH /affiliate/admin-setting
PATCH /affiliate/affiliate-account-type
PATCH /affiliate/affiliate-group
PATCH /affiliate/allsettings
PATCH /affiliate/account-rep
PATCH /affiliate/avatar
PATCH /affiliate/customs
PATCH /affiliate/defaults
PATCH /affiliate/details
PATCH /affiliate/override
PATCH /affiliate/password
PATCH /affiliate/payment-period
PATCH /affiliate/payvia
PATCH /affiliate/payvia-info
PATCH /affiliate/permissions
PATCH /affiliate/referrer
PATCH /affiliate/reset-api
PATCH /affiliate/reset-rss
PATCH /affiliate/reset-tos
PATCH /affiliate/rest-permissions
PATCH /affiliate/restore
PATCH /affiliate/restore-account-type
PATCH /affiliate/settings
PATCH /affiliate/soap-permissions
PATCH /affiliate/status
POST /affiliate/account-type
POST /affiliate/add
POST /affiliate/doc
POST /affiliate/group
POST /affiliate/invoice
POST /affiliate/manual-sale
POST /affiliate/note
    Biller
GET /biller/available
GET /biller/partner-available
GET /biller/billerdata
GET /biller/cascades
GET /biller/cascades-available
GET /biller/cascade-count
GET /biller/cascade-history
GET /biller/cascade-rules
GET /biller/cascade-rule
GET /biller/cascade-step-count
GET /biller/cascade-steps
GET /biller/cascade-detail
GET /biller/cascade-list
GET /biller/count
GET /biller/detail
GET /biller/fees
GET /biller/partner-fees
GET /biller/last_poll
GET /biller/partner-last-poll
GET /biller/list
GET /biller/partner-detail
GET /biller/partner-list
GET /biller/partner-shortnames
GET /biller/process_types
GET /biller/partner-process-types
GET /biller/shortnames
GET /biller/transaction_types
GET /biller/partner-transaction-types
GET /biller/taxes
POST /biller/add
POST /biller/cascade
POST /biller/cascade-rule
POST /biller/cascade-step
POST /biller/partner
PATCH /biller/cascade
PATCH /biller/cascade-rule
PATCH /biller/cascade-step
PATCH /biller/cascade-steps-reorder
PATCH /biller/fee
PATCH /biller/partner-fee
PATCH /biller/restore
PATCH /biller/restore-cascade
PATCH /biller/restore-partner
PATCH /biller/setting
PATCH /biller/partner-setting
PATCH /biller/tax
DELETE /biller/biller
DELETE /biller/cascade
DELETE /biller/cascade-rule
DELETE /biller/cascade-step
DELETE /biller/fee
DELETE /biller/partner-fee
DELETE /biller/partner
DELETE /biller/tax
    Codes
GET /codes/affiliate-codes
GET /codes/decode
GET /codes/linkcodes
GET /codes/strack
    Config
DELETE /config/setting
GET /config/section
GET /config/sections
PATCH /config/affiliate_default
PATCH /config/section
    Include
DELETE /include/include
DELETE /include/step
GET /include/include
GET /include/includes
GET /include/templates
PATCH /include/include
PATCH /include/restore
PATCH /include/step
POST /include/include
POST /include/step
    Mailing
DELETE /mailing/mailing
DELETE /mailing/mailing-rule
DELETE /mailing/queue
GET /mailing/mailing
GET /mailing/mailings
GET /mailing/mailing-rules
GET /mailing/mailing-rule
GET /mailing/queue
GET /mailing/removelist
PATCH /mailing/mailing
PATCH /mailing/mailing-rule
PATCH /mailing/removelist
PATCH /mailing/removelist-queue
PATCH /mailing/resend-queue
PATCH /mailing/restore-queue
PATCH /mailing/send-mailing
PATCH /mailing/send-test-mailing
POST /mailing/mailing
POST /mailing/mailing-rule
POST /mailing/removelist
    Maintenance
DELETE /maintenance/log
DELETE /maintenance/cache
GET /maintenance/admin-actions
GET /maintenance/log
GET /maintenance/logs
GET /maintenance/nats
GET /maintenance/report
GET /maintenance/report-progress
GET /maintenance/reports
GET /maintenance/server
GET /maintenance/table
GET /maintenance/tables
GET /maintenance/table-clean-count
GET /maintenance/table-clean-progress
PATCH /maintenance/log
PATCH /maintenance/report
PATCH /maintenance/table
    Member
GET /member/available_flags
GET /member/encryptusername
GET /member/authstring
GET /member/details
GET /member/flags
GET /member/loginlog
GET /member/matching
GET /member/notes
GET /member/notices
GET /member/restricted-values
GET /member/search
GET /member/suggestedcanceloffers
GET /member/surfer-actions
PATCH /member/details
PATCH /member/expiration
PATCH /member/expiremanual
PATCH /member/resend-transaction-email
PATCH /member/resend-transaction-postback
PATCH /member/restricted-value
PATCH /member/forget
PATCH /member/lock
PATCH /member/unlock
POST /member/flag
POST /member/login
POST /member/note
POST /member/restricted-value
DELETE /member/flag
DELETE /member/restricted-value
    Message
DELETE /message/message
DELETE /message/permanent
GET /message/count
GET /message/messages
GET /message/view
PATCH /message/read
PATCH /message/unread
PATCH /message/undelete
POST /message/message
    News
DELETE /news/entry
DELETE /news/section
GET /news/entry
GET /news/news
GET /news/sections
PATCH /news/entry
POST /news/entry
POST /news/section
    Notification
DELETE /notification/notification
DELETE /notification/permanent
GET /notification/count
GET /notification/notifications
GET /notification/view
PATCH /notification/read
PATCH /notification/unread
PATCH /notification/undelete
    Option
GET /option/options
GET /option/rule
PATCH /option/rule
PATCH /option/text
POST /option/rule
    Payment
DELETE /payment/invoice
DELETE /payment/payout-period
DELETE /payment/payvia-field
DELETE /payment/payvia-field-mc
DELETE /payment/payvia-rule
GET /payment/dump-format
GET /payment/dump-formats
GET /payment/invoices
GET /payment/payments
GET /payment/payment-dumps
GET /payment/payment-dump
GET /payment/payment-search
GET /payment/payvia
GET /payment/payvias
GET /payment/payvia-fields
GET /payment/payvia-field-mcs
GET /payment/payout-period
GET /payment/payout-periods
GET /payment/payvia-rules
GET /payment/payvia-rule
GET /payment/payviarule
PATCH /payment/copy-dump-format
PATCH /payment/default-payout-period
PATCH /payment/dump-format
PATCH /payment/duplicate-payvia
PATCH /payment/invoice
PATCH /payment/payment
PATCH /payment/payment-paid
PATCH /payment/payment-store
PATCH /payment/payment-unstore
PATCH /payment/payments
PATCH /payment/payments-unstore
PATCH /payment/payout-period
PATCH /payment/payout-period-affiliates
PATCH /payment/payvia
PATCH /payment/payvia-field
PATCH /payment/payvia-fields-reorder
PATCH /payment/payvia-field-mc
PATCH /payment/payvia-field-mcs-reorder
PATCH /payment/payvia-rule
PATCH /payment/payviarule
PATCH /payment/restore-payout-period
PATCH /payment/restore-payvia-field
PATCH /payment/restore-payvia-field-mc
POST /payment/check-dump
POST /payment/dump-format
POST /payment/import-dump
POST /payment/invoice
POST /payment/payout-period
POST /payment/payvia
POST /payment/payvia-field
POST /payment/payvia-field-mc
POST /payment/payvia-rule
    Program
DELETE /program/program
DELETE /program/payout-change
DELETE /program/payout-change-tier
GET /program/additional-payout-change-targets
GET /program/affiliate-available
GET /program/detail
GET /program/list
GET /program/options
GET /program/payout-changes
GET /program/redirect-available
GET /program/sites
GET /program/tours
GET /program/types
PATCH /program/default_payout
PATCH /program/details
PATCH /program/disable_affiliate
PATCH /program/disable_tour
PATCH /program/enable_affiliate
PATCH /program/enable_site
PATCH /program/enable_tour
PATCH /program/move-payout-change
PATCH /program/payout-change
PATCH /program/payout-change-tier
POST /program/new
POST /program/payout-change
POST /program/payout-change-tier
    Report
GET /report/affiliate-ratios
GET /report/hits
GET /report/hit-totals
GET /report/profitloss
GET /report/profit-loss
GET /report/fields
GET /report/focus
GET /report/focuses
GET /report/groups
GET /report/perspective
GET /report/perspectives
GET /report/report
GET /report/subscription
GET /report/surfer
GET /report/surferaction
GET /report/transactionpayouts
GET /report/transactions
GET /report/transaction
GET /report/report-widget
GET /report/widgets
GET /report/widget
GET /report/widget-info
GET /report/views
POST /report/focus
POST /report/group
POST /report/perspective
PATCH /report/focus
PATCH /report/focus-enabled
PATCH /report/focus-default
PATCH /report/focuses-reorder
PATCH /report/perspective
PATCH /report/perspective-group
PATCH /report/report-widget
PATCH /report/widget
DELETE /report/focus
    Reward
DELETE /reward/category
DELETE /reward/purchase
DELETE /reward/point
DELETE /reward/reward
GET /reward/categories
GET /reward/points
GET /reward/purchases
GET /reward/rewards
PATCH /reward/move-point
PATCH /reward/point
PATCH /reward/reward
PATCH /reward/ship-purchase
PATCH /reward/unship-purchase
POST /reward/category
POST /reward/point
POST /reward/reward
    Service
GET /service/check-functions
GET /service/condition
GET /service/countries
GET /service/country
GET /service/datetime
GET /service/languages
GET /service/periods
GET /service/ping
GET /service/project
GET /service/rule-condition-data
GET /service/rule-info
GET /service/stats-breakdowns
GET /service/timezone
GET /service/timestamp
POST /service/sendemail
    Site
GET /site/base-templates
GET /site/billers
GET /site/cookies
GET /site/coupon
GET /site/coupons
GET /site/coupon-revisions
GET /site/email-settings
GET /site/groups
GET /site/option
GET /site/options
GET /site/options-available
GET /site/option-fields
GET /site/option-rules
GET /site/option-rule
GET /site/option-type
GET /site/option-types
GET /site/programs
GET /site/redirect
GET /site/redirects
GET /site/redirect-rules
GET /site/redirect-rule
GET /site/site-list
GET /site/site
GET /site/site-notices
GET /site/site-partner
GET /site/site-partners
GET /site/site-type
GET /site/sites
GET /site/template
GET /site/templates
GET /site/template-sections
GET /site/template-sites
GET /site/tour
GET /site/tours
GET /site/tour-emails
GET /site/tour-notices
POST /site/coupon
POST /site/group
POST /site/option
POST /site/option-rule
POST /site/redirect
POST /site/redirect-rule
POST /site/site-partner
POST /site/site-tour
POST /site/copy-template
POST /site/tour
PATCH /site/cookie
PATCH /site/coupon
PATCH /site/duplicate-option
PATCH /site/email-settings
PATCH /site/group
PATCH /site/move
PATCH /site/option
PATCH /site/option-rule
PATCH /site/redirect
PATCH /site/redirect-rule
PATCH /site/reset-coupon
PATCH /site/restore-group
PATCH /site/restore-option
PATCH /site/restore-redirect
PATCH /site/restore-site
PATCH /site/restore-site-partner
PATCH /site/restore-tour
PATCH /site/site
PATCH /site/site-partner
PATCH /site/template
PATCH /site/tour
DELETE /site/cookie
DELETE /site/group
DELETE /site/option
DELETE /site/option-rule
DELETE /site/site
DELETE /site/site-partner
DELETE /site/redirect
DELETE /site/redirect-rule
DELETE /site/template
DELETE /site/tour
DELETE /site/tour-field
    Skin
DELETE /skin/skin
DELETE /skin/template
GET /skin/colors
GET /skin/export
GET /skin/skins
GET /skin/sections
GET /skin/templates
GET /skin/template
PATCH /skin/colors
PATCH /skin/flush
PATCH /skin/skin
PATCH /skin/template
POST /skin/copy-template
POST /skin/import
POST /skin/skin
POST /skin/template


The Cascade Overview is where you can find all specific cascade information, set up cascade steps and manage rules for 1 Cascade.

For more information on cascades, please see our NATS5 Cascades wiki.

Cascade-Overview Details.jpg


Details Tab

To view and edit information about a cascade, the Details Tab in the Cascade Overview is the page to do so. The page includes:

  • Cascade ID: The ID for the cascade.
  • Description: The text that is displayed on the NATS join form as the cascade description.
    • If two or more cascades have the same description, only one is used on the join form based on the weight.
  • Shortname: The unique identifier used for the cascade.
  • Type: The type of cascade set, which affects how the cascade will act when used on a join form.
    • Different types include Standard, Automatic Gateway One Step, and Hide Cascade.
  • Weight: The weight of the cascade is multiple ways:
    • When 2 cascades have the same description, NATS randomly picks between 1 of them for the pre-join form.
    • When multiple cascades (with different descriptions) are available on the pre-join page, the Weight will control the order.
  • Disabled: Indicates whether the cascade is enabled or disabled. This can be changed by clicking the "Update" link next to the field.

Cascade Surfer Countries

  • Target Countries: The cascade will only be available to surfers coming from the selected countries.
  • Exclude Countries: The cascade will not be available to surfers coming from the selected countries.

Note: These fields can be updated by clicking the "Update" button above each of the fields.


Steps Tab

The Steps Tab displays all of your cascade steps. Here, you can prioritize your steps by biller, processing type, targeted and excluded countries, or the type of step.

Cascade-Overview Steps.jpg

To set up which steps will occur first, last, or in any desired order, click and drag the step using the button all the way to the left of the step.


Adding a Biller Step

To add a biller step, click the "Add Biller Step" button at the top-right of the tab page. A widget will appear, where you will have to fill in the Biller and Processing Type. You can also fill in targeted and excluded countries, as well as set where the step should appear in the list as the first or last step in the cascade.

Cascade-Overview Steps Add Biller Step.jpg

Once you are finished, click the "Add" button, and the step will appear in the Steps table with a "Biller" type.


Adding a Special Step

To add a special step, click the "Add Special Step" button next to the "Add Biller Step" button at the top-right of the tab page. A widget will appear, where you will have to fill in unique information for the special step.

Special cascade steps include:

  • [Stop Cascade]: Stop executing the cascade.
  • [Switch Cascade]: Switch from this cascade to another.
  • [Show Template]: Shows a predetermined template on the site.
  • [Redirect]: Sends the surfer to a designated web page.

You can also fill in targeted and excluded countries, as well as set where the step should appear in the list as the first or last step in the cascade.
Once you are finished, click the "Add" button, and the step will appear in the Steps table with a "Special" type.


Billers Tab

The Billers Tab displays all of the billers that are used in one or more steps within the cascade.

Cascade-Overview Billers.jpg

The list in the tab displays general biller information, including the biller ID, short name, the account details, and the last run/poll date.


Matching Cascades Tab

The Matching Cascades Tab displays all of the cascades that have the same description as the cascade you are viewing.

Cascade-Overview Matching Cascades.jpg

If a cascade has a green "C" next to its description, that is the current cascade in which you are currently accessing.
Clicking on another cascade's description will take you to that cascade's Cascade Overview, while clicking the "Actions" button and clicking "Cascade Overview" will do the same.

Rules Tab

The Rules Tab shows all of the rules configured for the cascade. These rules allow you to enable/display this cascade for certain affiliates, programs, sites, times, and tours with the "ENABLE" rule. You can also choose to exclude certain affiliates, programs, sites, times, and tours from your cascade with the "DISABLE" rule.

Cascade-Overview Rules.jpg

Adding a New Rule

To add a new rule, click the "Add New" button at the top-right of the tab page.

Cascade-Overview Rules Add Rule.jpg

You can choose to ENABLE, DISABLE, or IGNORE different target affiliates, programs, sites, or tours for a certain time period on this page. Once you are finished filling in all of the information, click the "Add Rule" button, and your new rule will appear in the Rules table.

To filter the results on the Rules table, click the button next to the magnifying glass. You can choose to include Enabled Rules, Disabled Rules, and/or Ignore Rules.

History Tab

This tab shows the history of changes made to the cascade.
Cascade-Overview History.jpg

The changes made to a cascade record the date of the change, the affiliate that performed it, the action, the cascade name, the cascade description, the cascade's weight, whether the cascade was deleted or not, the target countries, and the excluded countries.