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calculating size of table space

Reference:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_22963775.html

when i execute sp_spaceused: i get
19999 rows, 3352 reserved, 2592 kb data, 624kb index size and 136 kb unused

i work out my table rows to be about 10400 rows
the following data types here are:

int  = 4
datetime = 8
tinyint = 1
nvarchar(15) = 30
int = 4
int = 4
int = 4
int = 4
money = 8
money = 8
money = 8
money =8
datetime = 8

overhead = 7
row offset = 2

total rowsize = 108

would anybody explain what is wrong with this calculation. I'm not too sure if it is the right method?
What is the amount of space that needs to be reserved for the  table and what else would i require to know to calculate the table size.
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Vadim RappCommented:
See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187445.aspx

It also significantly depends on whether the table has clustered index. If it does, the rows are organized quite differently.
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salesprodAuthor Commented:
how can i know if it's clustered index?
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Vadim RappCommented:
you can open the table for design, right-click, select indexes, and see if any is clustered.

or use

sp_helpindex 'mytable'
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salesprodAuthor Commented:
there are no indexes.
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Vadim RappCommented:
Then use the article. It's anyways the best information available.

But when you say "space reserved for the table", what do you mean? usually you don't have to reserve anything. Unless it's some really huge table and you need to calculate how many hard drives you need to buy, for example...
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Racim BOUDJAKDJIDatabase Architect - Dba - Data ScientistCommented:
This is the way I use, I find it much simpler than to do calculations...

Create a new filegroup with a single file.  Move the table (if there is a clustered index, simply move it to the filegroup in index menu) as well as all indexes that belong to that table to the new filegroup.  Once this is done, you just need to take a look at the data file size.  That's it.  ;)
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salesprodAuthor Commented:
question solved
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