With CakePHP, you can remove multiple records from a database table using the deleteAll() model method.

deleteAll() Usage

$this -> Model -> deleteAll($conditions, $cascade = true);

Lets say that you wanted to remove all the records for a specific user from the Item model. Below is a quick example.

deleteAll() Example

$this -> Item -> deleteAll(array('Item.user_id' => 13));

…where 13 would be the ID of the specific user.

Off course…you can completely truncate a table with the same method, this time removing all conditions. Below is an example of how to truncate a database table using CakePHP.

deleteAll() table truncate

$this -> Model -> deleteAll();