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Restoring Split DB files to one single file

I have a situation where someone added files to SQL server and created table partitions to use those files.  

My big question is, because we're moving the database to a non-enterprise level server, can this be reversed?  Can I un-partition the tables and bring the database back to a single mdf and ldf?  

Thanks in Advance!!!
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Barry CunneyCommented:
I have not done this before but I am thinking that partition switching may be an option.
You could swicth each partion in turn out of the partitioned table to a non partitioned table

ALTER TABLE dbo.f_sales SWITCH PARTITION 1 TO dbo.sales_new
ALTER TABLE dbo.f_sales SWITCH PARTITION 2 TO dbo.sales_new
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naisnetAuthor Commented:
1. DROP INDEX CIDX_X on X /* drop the clustered */
2. CREATE CLUSTERED INDEX CIDX_X1 ON X(col1) ON [PRIMARY]

/* Create another clustered index on the table to free it from the partitioning scheme; Here, the "ON [primary]" part is key to removing the partition scheme from the table ! */

3. DROP PARTITION SCHEME PS1
4. DROP PARTITION FUNCTION PF1
5. DROP INDEX CIDX_X1 ON X

/* drop the dummy clustered index you created, as it was only created to free the table from the partitioning scheme */
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naisnetAuthor Commented:
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