No need for CASE here at all.
Total = ISNULL(Salary,0) + ISNULL(Bonuses,0)
If you insist on ANSI/ISO code, you can replace ISNULL with COALESCE. I use ISNULL to make sure the datatype stays the same as the first operand and, over millions of rows, is a bit faster than COALESCE.
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is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
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