Call backend function from javascript?

Hi, when a user presses enter on this button I want it to trigger "saveitem_Click". I understand that this is the normal behavior, but I have a table onkeydown function redirecting enters in to tabs document wide, so I need to reenable that for just this field.

Here is the button:

<td onkeydown = "javascript:press_save()" style="height: 14px;">
                    <asp:Button ID="saveitem" runat="server" TabIndex="23" Text="Save" Width="46px" OnClick="saveitem_Click"

Here is the javascript function. Both commands I tried give an error.

 function press_save()


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Is your button in a form.


should work.

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