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Using Beyond 20/20 on the Web

Library Guide
No. 7.6

Statistics Canada uses the Ivision Beyond 20/20 Browser on many of its database products. This viewer provides pivoting spreadsheets, graphing, and exporting capabilities which allow users enhanced on-screen tailoring of data.


Access Data

  1. From the University of Waterloo Library page under books, articles, etc., select E-Data and then select TUG Data Resources. This will contect you to the TDR TriUniversity Data Resources page (
  2. Data sets such as those available for the Canadian Census are published in the Beyond 20/20 format and will require this program, which is free to download.

Using Beyond 20/20

When you access data that uses Beyond 20/20, you may need to temporarily allow pop-ups.



Below is a table of the population by single years of age as shown in the Beyond 20/20 browser.

The Population by single years of age as shown in the Beyond 20/20 browser.

Population by sex, but also with year of census shown in the Beyond 20/20 Browser below.

Population by sex, but also with year of census shown in the Beyond 20/20 Browser

Searching for Data

Selecting Data


  1. Select the rows and/or columns that you want to chart.
  2. The chart buttonClick on View, select Chart or click on Chart button
  3. Once a chart is opened to change the chart type, click on View, select Chart Options or right click on chart and select Chart Options. Pick chart type and click on OK.
  4. Profile of CD/C with previous and next item arrows.To create a series of charts in succession - click on one of the headings in the title of the chart to make that dimension active. Use the Previous Item and Next Item buttons to chart new items.
  5. The Close ButtonTo close the chart and return to the table click on the X in the upper right corner of the chart.


  1. Click on File, select Print or click on Print button The Print Button.
  2. On designated networked printing computers within the Library, a Print dialogue box will open, click OK.
  3. Then the Print Job ID dialogue will appear. In the User Name box, enter your own name (or nickname). Click on PrintIt.
  4. Go to the Job Release Workstation to release the print job.

Exporting/Saving Data

  1. Select items from the table by pressing <Ctrl> key and left mouse button.
  2. Click on File, select Save As. Specify File Name, then navigate to the Directory and Drive where you want to save the data. Under List Files of Type select WKS worksheet(*.wks) or WK1 Worksheet(*.wk1) to save as a spreadsheet i.e., Excel. Select dBase File(*.dbf) if data will be used in ArcView desktop mapping.

Ann Naese
Revised May 24, 2000

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Library Guide, No. 7.6 Using Beyond 20/20 on the Web
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Last Updated: March 30, 2011