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What are LIS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LIS file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the LIS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LIS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: December 3, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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 Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
PCLReaderPCLReaderUser submitted
WinRATS ProWinRATS ProUser submitted
PCLToolPCLToolUser submitted
Agresso PlatformAgresso PlatformUser submitted
WinRATSWinRATSUser submitted
MF DachMF DachUser submitted

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