Evaluation order determines the placement of queries into workloads and utility jobs into rules. Setting evaluation order is useful when you have created several workloads or utility sessions.
For workloads, if classification criteria can sort the same query into different workloads, evaluation order determines the workload in which the query is placed. For example, account finance users are classified into one workload and users in a specific geographical location are classified into a different workload. If an individual is a member of both groups, the workload highest on the evaluation order list is the workload in which the individual is sorted.
For utility sessions, if a utility job matches more than one utility session rule, evaluation order determines the rule in which the utility job is placed.