Display data in pop-up from non-Node View

I have a view based on data from an external database table. I can make a field a link and pass a modified field value ( suid )in the url – for example

node/2?ref=[suid]

This will open node/2 with the field value. I have Colorbox/Colorbox node installed and if the view was based on a content type then I would get the option to open the link in a Colorbox pop-up. However this option doesn’t appear as the view data is does not come from a node.

How can I open the link in a modal pop-up when the view data doesn’t relate to a node ? Thanks.

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