Use Model Actions to either run a Snippet or Publish an Event that runs your Component init logic. The Model Actions allow you to bind to specific Model events and then run any action in the Action Framework. So for instance in the screenshot below, we are setting the “Initiating Event(s)” such that whenever any row in the Account Model’s “Name” field is updated, we will run a set of Actions. The Actions we’re going to run, as the 2nd screenshot shows, is “Publish Event”. We will publish a custom event, e.g. “certChart:init”. Then in your code, you just need to subscribe to that event, as in the code sample below:
For more information on the Skuid Events framework, read the docs.