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Truncating tables with Sequelize

In tests that use a database, it's necessary to clean out the tables before each run (we don't use after so we can debug a failed test's db).

Sometimes we forget the syntax though so here's what we do:

before(function truncateDatabase (done) {
  // DEV: PostgreSQL doesn't support truncating all tables via a `*`
  // DEV: Our query is vulnerable to SQL injection but we can't use bind and trust our table names more/less
  var tableNames = _.pluck(_.values(sequelize.models), 'tableName');
  sequelize.query('TRUNCATE TABLE ' + tableNames.join(', ')).asCallback(done);
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