Query timing out using Saved Questions, while Saved Question itself runs fine

Hi there,
I am trying to use Saved Questions as recommended here.
Issue I have is the following: query that uses the Saved Questions times out.
Please note :

  • The query using the Saved Questions runs if I limit the daterange in the Saved Question to 1 or 2 days
  • The Saved Questions runs fine, up to 30 days of database history
  • Query using the Saved Question is a simple
    SELECT * FROM {{question_id}} internal

explain analyse output for Saved Question
Finalize GroupAggregate (cost=141097.44..145889.71 rows=7279 width=800) (actual time=633.276..1950.591 rows=43133 loops=1)

explain analyse output for Query using Saved Question
Subquery Scan on internal (cost=137463.48..138512.15 rows=7273 width=16) (actual time=443.549..606.804 rows=43176 loops=1)

Thank you for your help

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Hi @theo_ubble
Post "Diagnostic Info" from Admin > Troubleshooting.

Thank you for getting back, please see below

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Upgrade to a newer release immediately:

The issue you're referring to was fixed some months ago:

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Thank you flamber, and indeed I hadn't seen this issue. We'll upgrade very soon

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