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DBCC Cleantable not reclaimimn space

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Folks:

I have a table which sp_spaceused tells me has a gig of unused space.  I'd like to reorganize the table to reclaim the space.  I did a dbcc cleantable('db', 'table').   After minutes of work, the dbcc ended reporting success.  But, sp_spaceused still tells me the dbcc had no effect.  The unused space is still unclaimed.

Can any one tell me how to get this table to give up it's unused space?

Thanks.
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>>Can any one tell me how to get this table to give up it's unused space?<<
Unless space is a premium, in general it is not recommended to do this.  However, if you insist take a look at the DBCC SHRINKDATABASE and DBCC SHRINKFILE functions in Books Online.

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