Plotting time datatype

I have two columns with time datatype, from those columns I create a costume column that takes diff of between columns. But, when I tried to plot the result Metabase unable to display it, I supposed because of the datatype. If there is any way to overcome it, I’ll be appreciated!

This is the images when I use SQL Editor

This is when I use custom questions tried to plotting the results

I tried to cast timestamp but it raised ERROR: cannot cast type interval to timestamp without time zone

Hi @amethyst
Please post “Diagnostic Info” from Admin > Troubleshooting.
I’m not sure what is being returned, but try posting the response by looking in the browser developer Network-tab, when running the query.

Here you go sir, thank you in advance

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    "user.timezone": "Asia/Jakarta"
  "metabase-info": {
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    "application-database": "postgres",
    "application-database-details": {
      "database": {
        "name": "PostgreSQL",
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      "jdbc-driver": {
        "name": "PostgreSQL JDBC Driver",
        "version": "42.2.8"
    "run-mode": "prod",
    "version": {
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Actually my question is quite simple “Can I plot the interval time data type that I got from some costum column end_time - start_time? I’m unable to plot it (see my images above on question)”

@amethyst You would need to return an integer instead of interval, which you can do like this:
EXTRACT(epoch FROM "end_time"-"start_time")
But that’s only possible in SQL - there’s an issue open about adding interval support in Metabase: - upvote by clicking :+1: on the first post

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Thank you!