Joined: 06 Jun 2008 Posts: 8201 Location: Dubuque, Iowa, USA
As Bill indicates, the answer is ... it depends. Possibly yes, depending upon your site. IIRC, there is a RACF facility to allow batch jobs to issue console commands; if you have this authority then you can certainly shut down and bring up a CICS region from a batch job.
Whether or not that SHOULD be done is another question entirely -- depending upon the site and the specifics of the region, it may be possible but not recommended to do this. Follow your site's standards and procedures, and you'll have many fewer explanations to management over time.