How to transform a custom text field in a URL it is displayed by Jira?

I have a custom field that contains that ID or an issue from another system but I want it to displayed as an URL instead as an simple text field.

How can I do this in Jira?

Remark: the field itself is not a full URL, it is just an ID and I want to add the rest of the url.

Update: I think this may be related to but I am not sure how I can implement this.

I do have Jira 4.4 and the specified Renderers link does not appear at all in the interface!

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Create a plugin and add this inside <atlassian-plugin>...</atlassian-plugin>

&lt;customfield-type key="textfield" name="Scale Id"
        &lt;description&gt;Scale Id&lt;/description&gt;
        &lt;resource type="velocity" name="view" location="templates/view-scaleid.vm"/&gt;
        &lt;!--&lt;resource type="velocity" name="view" location="templates/plugins/fields/view/view-basictext.vm"/&gt;--&gt;
        &lt;resource type="velocity" name="edit" location="templates/plugins/fields/edit/edit-maxlengthtext.vm"/&gt;
        &lt;resource type="velocity" name="xml" location="templates/plugins/fields/xml/xml-basictext.vm"/&gt;

This is the {{view-scaleid.vm}} template:

#if ($value)
 &lt;a href="$!value.toString()"&gt;
 #if (${displayParameters.excel_view})
     $$textutils.htmlEncode($!value.toString(), false))

Still, if you already have the field added, you will have to change its type inside the database, table is named customfields.

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