How to open LIS files

Did your computer fail to open a LIS file? We explain what LIS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a LIS file?

The LIS file format can be found in files primarily utilized as SQR output file. The .lis files can be referred to as Structured

Query Report file. SQR is a programming language designed for generating reports from database management systems. It is a

programming language that is a combination of procedural logic, SQL (Structured Query Logic) and freedom of multiple platform

development. It is known to work well with client and server structure and it is cross-platformed. SQR also uses features like

creating interfaces between various operating systems, generate letter forms with business graphs, and process complex file


LIS files contain data that can be formatted using the Printer Control Language or PCL. PCL is a page-description language developed

by Hewlett-Packard (HP). PCL defines the layout of the text and graphics in a document so that the reporting can be done efficiently

before being loaded as part of the instructions or system. LIS files also contain a library of predefined variables that can be

utilized in using SQR command-line flags.

LIS file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of LIS files. Remember, different programs may use LIS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

OptiTex License ManagerOptiTex License ManagerUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
PCLReaderPCLReaderUser submitted
SwiftView ViewerSwiftView ViewerUser submitted
WinRATS ProWinRATS ProUser submitted
PCLToolPCLToolUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
Agresso PlatformAgresso PlatformUser submitted
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