LIS File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a LIS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LIS 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.

How to open LIS files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension LIS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LIS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LIS

While we know of one file format using the .LIS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .LIS file.

Various viewers for this file format

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
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LIS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with LIS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!