troubleshooting Question

autofill fields by getting current user and comparing to SQL table

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What I am trying to do is populate a field based on the current user.
The field I am trying to populate is pulling from a SQL database.

For example, I have one field named Departments. That field is going to pull the department names from a SQL database table but it is only going to get the departments that current user has access too.
So I currently have a data connection pulling the info I need from the SQL table:

Name       Username
cen           john
cen           bob
chi            john  
chi            bob
la              john
la              bob
la              tim

So as you can see from the table john has 3 departments, bob has 3 departments, and tim has 1 department.

Let's say john is filling out the form, the departments field will only display his 3 departments. If tim is filling out the form it will only show his 1 department in the field.

Departments: la

departments: cen, chi, la

Now I now how to compare data in info path but not between SQL and the current user.

If I have to do some programming that is fine. I am just curious if this is even possible.

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