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If you are confronted with the inconvenience of having to truncate all tables in a database in MS SQL Server, the following T-SQL might help.

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USE [db_name]
GO
/****** Object:  StoredProcedure [dbo].[truncate_tables]    Script Date: 17.11.2014 09:23:22 ******/
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
-- =============================================
-- Author:		<,,Alexander Bolte>
-- Create date: <2014-10-30,,>
-- Description:	
-- =============================================
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[truncate_tables]	
AS
BEGIN
	-- SET NOCOUNT ON added to prevent extra result sets from
	-- interfering with SELECT statements.
	SET NOCOUNT ON;
 
	declare tab_names cursor for
	SELECT TABLE_NAME 
	FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
	WHERE TABLE_TYPE = 'BASE TABLE' 
	declare @tab_name varchar(255)
 
	OPEN tab_names
	FETCH NEXT FROM tab_names
	INTO @tab_name		
	WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
	BEGIN
	  EXECUTE ('Truncate table [' + @tab_name + '];');
	  FETCH NEXT FROM tab_names
	    INTO @tab_name
	END
	CLOSE tab_names
	DEALLOCATE tab_names
END

It is important to use the type varChar for the name @tab_name since its content is concatenated with some SQL command to truncate tables.