Truncate DynamoDB tables from JavaScript

The following script will truncate a DynamoDB table:

const AWS = require("aws-sdk");

AWS.config.region = "us-east-1";  

const dynamoDb = new AWS.DynamoDB();

async function truncate(tableName) {
    const rows = await dynamoDb.scan({
        TableName: tableName,
        AttributesToGet: ['id'],

    console.log(`Deleting ${rows.Items.length} records`);
    rows.Items.forEach(async function(element, i) {
        await dynamoDb.deleteItem({
            TableName: tableName,
            Key: element,

await truncate("events");

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